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Infineon launches Java security platform for digital IDs, eGovernment documents

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Infineon has released Secora ID S, a dynamic Java-based security platform for contactless region-specific digital ID documents and standard government document applications, the company announced. This is the first product variant to the Secora ID security solution launched in Q3 of 2019.

Product features include an off-the-shelf CC-certified chip plus CC EAL 6+ certified Java Card OS with CC EAL 5+ certified applet collection from Infineon cryptovision GmbH and Masktech GmbH, a single chip, software and packaging supplier, compact applet development and personalization kit, and Eclipse-based customer applet development tools, among others.

The security chip, operating system and applets are compliant with Common Criteria EAL 6+ security requirements. Security printers and card manufacturers can leverage Secora ID Security’s ready-to-use applets to speed up time-to-market for faster migration.

Some of the system’s main features include card holder data protection and storage capacity of 800 kByte. Security chip SLC52G was developed by Infineon at its center in Austria, and it ensures high contactless data transfer performance. The Java Card Standard v3.0.5 software speeds up electronic ID card development and testing, while the custom-built applets accelerate document personalization, the company says.

Infineon’s Coil-on-Module dual-interface chip packaging technology for contactless applications increases the durability and robustness of smart cards at a more cost-efficient production. By gluing the chip, vulnerable soldering points are eliminated, making the cards more durable.

Secora ID S with the Infineon eMRTD applet (CC EAL5+) for machine-readable travel documents is already available. In the second half of 2020, Infineon Applet Collection and Masktech will release more applets that help reduce total cost of ownership, optimize stock management and ensure contactless robustness and performance.

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