Infineon claims a certification “first” for its OPTIGA TPM Security Controller

April 24, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Infineon Technologies’ OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) with SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) has achieved Common Criteria Certification EAL4+. The certificate was presented to Infineon by the Federal Office for Information Security (known as BSI) at the RSA conference in San Francisco.

This certification enables system manufacturers and users to distinguish and select trustworthy solutions based on internationally recognised and independent testing.

The OPTIGA TPM family provides hardware-based security for system applications across industrial, embedded, mobile or tablets as well as traditional computing environments. The newly certified OPTIGA TPM 1.2 with SPI bus is the first of a next-generation of TPMs developed to meet future market requirements. The chip is based on Infineon’s security crypto controller and SOLID FLASH embedded memory. SPI bus is appropritate for personal computers: but it also supports the use of TPMs in an even wider area such as industrial computing and embedded systems that are increasingly connected such as IoT gateways, routers or even surveillance cameras. These applications may benefit, in particular, from an optimised interface with high performance.

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), which provides open standards intended to enable safe computing environments in multiple end applications. Infineon was the first to develop TPM 2.0 and now extends its lead with certified devices with SPI bus.