Microchip Technology has further upgraded Trust Platform service with the latest enhancements to its Trust Platform Design Suite (TPDS)— its dedicated software platform for device configuration and onboarding to Microchip secure provisioning services for embedded security.
TPDS version 2 (v2) software now enables Microchip partners to add use cases to its rich security solutions onboarding ecosystem, further expanding developers’ already broad options for implementing best-in-class security.
“Our TPDS v2 software makes it easy for developers to comply with existing standards and upcoming regulations for embedded system security by making security best practices an integral piece of an intuitive and streamlined process,” said Nuri Dagdeviren, Vice President of Microchip’s Secure Products Business Unit. “We will continue helping our customers accelerate time-to-market and win long-term business through reliable hardware and security solutions. TPDS will also support onboarding and provisioning services for Microchip security solutions beyond secure elements.”
“We have a strong relationship with Microchip and are very excited to be part of the Trust Platform Design Suite v2 initiative that makes scalable security available for all customers, on both the silicon and cloud side,” said Antonio Fernandez, Vice President of Technical Development at EBV Elektronik. “Embracing best practices is an essential step in achieving our mutual goal of offering all customers the best security platform available. We believe the TPDS enhancements provide one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways for us to continue our leadership role in helping customers deploy best-in-class solutions.”
It also now includes support for additional security solutions such as the TA100, the first cryptographic companion device for the automotive market.
It can take an experienced firmware engineer months to specify an application’s threat model and develop a security use case that encompasses all necessary measures related to secure authentication, secure boot, IP protection, and more.
The two main challenges are configuring the device’s security boundaries and provisioning secrets including private keys as well as symmetric secrets and other forms of secret data.
The TPDS software simplifies this process by providing pre-defined use cases addressing the most common market requirements. It is available with two of the three Trust Platform flows – Trust&GO and TrustFLEX.
To address the most demanding use cases, Microchip’s TrustCUSTOM family gives customers the freedom to fully define the secure authentication configuration and fully customize secure key storage.