Atmel AT90SC28880RCFV Secure Microcontroller Qualified by FIME for e-Passport Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. , June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that FIME, an external and independent third party laboratory, has certified the Atmel AT90SC28880RCFV secure microcontroller (MCU). This secure MCU is now compliant with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Radio Frequency (RF) Specifications and ISO 14443 RF. These reports are available for customers upon request.

Atmel's product successfully passed FIME's demanding test plan for ISO 14443 conformity (a test plan that not only covers 10373-6 test plan for PICCs but goes beyond that scope to better ensure conformity to the 14443 specifications). In addition, an extended test session at FIME laboratory shows up to 100 percent interoperability with a list of 32 readers during banking evaluation.

“The FIME reports further illustrate that Atmel satisfies all technical requirements for e-Passport and ID applications. The Atmel AT90SC28880RCFV chip provides extended RF capabilities, excellent computational performance and low-power consumption to allow up to 30 MIPS and 1024 RSA computations in 80 ms at 1.5 A/m,” said Jean-Pierre Enguent, application manager for contactless products, Atmel Corporation. “The product targets applications including Extended Access Control within e-Passport programs and governmental ID cards. In addition, the Atmel secureAVR®-based microcontroller is designed to be Common Criteria EAL5+ certified.”

FIME is a trusted laboratory worldwide recognized for its expertise in component evaluation related to contactless applications.


Atmel's AT90SC28880RCFV samples are available in DIL packages and dual-interface micromodules.

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Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, 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 industrial, consumer, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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About FIME

FIME is a worldwide supplier of test solutions in the domain of smartcards, RFID and NFC. Providing an overall and integrated service consisting of laboratory testing, test tools, consulting and innovation through dedicated R&D, FIME holds a strong position as a real business accelerator.

A pioneer in testing contact cards during the 1990s, today FIME is providing its leading abilities in the contactless world with over 170 employees in branches in Canada , France , India and Taiwan . FIME offers a solution adapted to local needs, along with the stability of a company that is a subsidiary of Orange Business Services and the functional flexibility of autonomous teams strongly implicated in your project. For more information, visit

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