In a recent press release, Renesas announced that its 32-bit RX65N microcontroller achieved Cryptographic Module Validation Program Level 3 certification under the FIPS 140-2 security standard by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

As a longtime Renesas partner, Altia is proud to offer a code generator for the Renesas RX600 series of microcontrollers. This powerful pairing of Altia software and Renesas MCU technology is suited for a broad range of applications, including industrial and IoT devices, home appliances and office equipment.

More about FIPS 140-2

FIPS 140-2 validation is mandatory for use in federal government departments that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but unclassified information. This standard has also become the de-facto model for encryption beyond the federal government and is recognized as an important security standard outside the United States.

“As more IoT devices gain network connectivity, the danger of malicious threats such as data leaks, data tampering, and spoofing grows, making security more important than ever. The CMVP Level 3 certification of an RX MCU means that customers can build robust security into their products without the need for a dedicated security chip, and I am delighted that this will help speed up the development of secure IoT devices,” stated Sakae Ito, Vice President of IoT Platform Business Division at Renesas

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