Microsemi FPGAs Achieve DPA Logo Certification
Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation Nasdaq: MSCC, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its SmartFusion®2 system-on-chip SoC field programmable gate arrays FPGAs and IGLOO®2 FPGAs have successfully passed certification for resistance to differential power analysis DPA in the DPA Countermeasure Validation Program developed by Rambus Cryptography Research Division.
This allows Microsemi to use the prestigious Cryptography Research trademarked “DPA Lock” security logo under license from the organization in connection with these products. Certification was achieved after a thorough assessment by Riscure, a Cryptography Research-accredited third-party independent test lab, of design security algorithms and protocols used by both Microsemi FPGA product families.The designation certifies Microsemi’s SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGAs have correctly implemented effective DPA countermeasures meeting worldwide standards, making these the only FPGAs in the industry with licensed and certified DPA countermeasures. This certificate, for DPA resistance and related external monitoring attacks for seven key design security protocols, is applicable to all existing SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 devices, and is in addition to nine certificates previously granted under the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Cryptographic Algorithm Verification Program CAVP for these product families.