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Flexible, Powerful Solutions for Machine-to-Machine Authentication

Based on Renesas' proven smart card IC technology and our solid foundation of technology, products and support, the Board ID™ solution is a cost effective, easy to implement approach to drastically reduce risk in machine-to-machine ("M2M") device implementation, while also opening new opportunities for revenue generation. Designed specifically for the M2M market, Renesas’ Board ID solutions build on the more than 20 years of security market expertise and our significant track record of deploying M2M authentication solutions. The Board ID is based on Renesas' proven smart card IC technology which includes EAL4+ and FIPS Level 2 certifications. Learn More

Renesas Board ID Applications

Based on Renesas' proven smart card IC technology and our solid foundation of technology, products and support, the Board ID Solution facilitates new functions and processes for M2M security while also offering significant benefits for business, industry, hospitals, government, consumers and other M2M markets.

Some application examples include:

Renesas Board ID Benefits

The Board ID device facilitates new functions and processes for M2M security. It also offers significant benefits for business, industry, hospitals, government, consumers and other M2M markets, relative to traditional machine identification technologies such as EEPROMs.

  • Anti-cloning
    • Ensures only a genuine or certified component can be used by a system
  • Usage control
    • Ensures host system will only work with a valid peripheral as per the prescribed usage conditions (# times, duration, location)
  • Secure Tracking
    • Ensures warranties and maintenance are provided for valid unit
  • IP Protection
    • Implements a security procedure that safeguards sensitive and valuable IP on a circuit board

Board ID M2M Authentication

In operation, the Board ID based solution makes M2M authentication a fast process. The host authenticates the Board ID chip via a communication link that does NOT have to be secured. The entire process takes place quickly - typically in a fraction of a second.

The Board ID chip is pre-equipped with firmware and security application (see figure) to perform easily the security services described above.

For more information on Board ID, visit the FAQ page

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