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Secure Authentication and Anti-Counterfeit Technology

Brand owners are facing more challenges than ever to protect their intellectual property and applications. NXP® offers authentication and anti-counterfeit solutions for protecting manufacturers and consumers alike. Ideally suited for authentication use cases such as counterfeit protection, profile of service and secure machine-to-machine communication.

Secure Authenticator

The A1006 Secure Authenticator is a best in class anti-counterfeiting/anti-hacking technology with the highest performance and smallest footprint in a low power solution. Complete end to end security includes a common criteria certified design environment and production facilities and NXP trust provisioning.


  • Solutions as small as 1 mm2
  • Power consumption as low as 500 µA full-on, 50 µA typ, < 1 µA deep sleep
  • Full certificate validation plus ECC challenge-response in ~50 ms
  • Bus-powered one wire interface
  • 8 kV IEC61000-4-2 contact ESD protection
  • Demo board and host demo software
  • Applications support team includes security experts

Target Applications

  • Electronic Accessories
  • High-Value Components
  • High-Value Consumables

Featured Products

  • A1006: Secure Authenticator IC
  • A710x: Secure Authentication Microcontroller

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The first product in our new authentication family, the A7001, is a tamper resistant and secure MCU, based on our SmartMX® technology, for authentication use cases such as counterfeit protection, profile of service and secure machine-to-machine communication.


  • Dedicated secure SmartMX CPU with 80 KB EEPROM secure user memory
  • Maximum security and tamper resistance with proven SmartMX security CPU
  • High-performance secure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) coprocessor (RSA, ECC)
  • Speed and performance with multiple crypto-coprocessors
  • Secure dual/triple-DES coprocessor
  • Convenient integration with dedicated authentication firmware (host and client)
  • Secure AES coprocessor (128-, 192- and 256-bit keys)
  • Easy integration with industry standard I2C interface
  • 100 kbit/s I2C interface
  • Optional key/certificate generation and loading

Target Applications

  • Counterfeit protection
  • Profile of service
  • Device identity for secure machine-to-machine communication
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