Memory Development Kit automates cryptic processes.

Press Release Summary:

Model AT88SC-DK1 provides development kit for CryptoMemory® AT88SCxxxxC series cryptographic memories, covering EEPROM densities from 1-256 Kbits. Included library eliminates need for developers to understand cryptographic processes and algorithms by completely implementing host cryptographic operations required for secure communication. Also included, daughter board adapts CryptoMemory to any existing embedded development environment with 2-wire interface.

Original Press Release:

Atmel Releases New CryptoMemory Development Kit

Eliminates the Need for Developers to Understand Cryptographic Processes and Algorithms

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 15 -- Atmel(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), announced today the release of the AT88SC-DK1 development kit for its CryptoMemory(R), an advanced cryptographic family of memory products.

Current CryptoMemory development requires developers to understand details of the cryptography and associated cryptographic algorithms of the CryptoMemory device in order to perform mutual authentication, data encryption, and generation of encrypted Message Authentication Codes (MAC) for secure communication with the device. AT88SC-DK1 simplifies the application development process by providing a library that completely implements host cryptographic operations required for secure communication with CryptoMemory devices.

The AT88SC-DK1 provides evaluation and demonstration capabilities when used in conjunction with Atmel's STK500, an AVR(R) processor embedded development environment. This development kit serves Atmel's AT88SCxxxxC family of cryptographic memories, covering EEPROM densities from 1 Kbit to 256 Kbits.

The kit includes a daughter board, to adapt CryptoMemory to any existing embedded development environment with a two-wire interface, and a development library containing a low function count API. The development library is delivered as a highly-decoupled binary cryptographic core and a source code interface for easy integration.

Availability and Pricing

The AT88SC-DK1 development kit is available now by emailing and is priced at US $49 each.

About Atmel

Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

NOTE: Atmel(R), logo and combinations thereof, AVR(R), CryptoMemory(R) and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be the trademarks of others.


Atmel's CryptoMemory product information may be retrieved at:

CONTACT: Sharon Harnisch, Marketing Communications Manager, +1-719-540-1723,

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