The Arm® SecurCore® SC300 processor is designed specifically for high-performance smartcard and embedded security applications. The SC300 combines the benefits of the industry standard Cortex-M3 processor with the proven security features of Arm SecurCore processors. The SC300 is currently the most widely licensed 32-bit processor for smartcards worldwide. The programmers’ model is the same as the Cortex-M3. Therefore, the Cortex-M3 documentation listed below can be used for software development. However, explanation of anti-tampering features requires a SecurCore NDA.
- High performance - The processor executes the Thumb-2 instruction set, including hardware division, single cycle multiply, and bit-field manipulation with low dynamic power.
- Fast time to market - Based on the same architecture as the industry standard Cortex-M3, software development is straightforward.
- Ecosystem - Developers also benefit from the Arm partnership extensive ecosystem of embedded tools, software, and knowledge base.
- Dual mode smart card
- Embedded secure element
- Mobile secure element
Block Diagram of the SecurCore_SC300 IP Core