SAN JOSE, USA: Verayo, a security and authentication solutions provider, today launched a new RFID IC – the Vera M1HW. The new chip complies with ISO/IEC 14443-A standard and uses Verayo’s patented Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology to enable tag-reader mutual authentication. It also features 512 bits of read-write memory for applications to store, add or edit user data.
The Vera M1HW broadens the scope of applications for Verayo’s PUF-based chips to a multitude of industries including contactless loyalty and payment cards, mass transit and event ticketing, consumer product anti-counterfeiting, and secure identification and access cards.
Similar to its predecessor, the M4H chip, the M1HW enables authentication at low a cost compared to alternatives, enabling security and authentication in applications where cost has been a primary inhibitor.
"The Vera M1HW was an obvious evolution and addition to our new family of unclonable RFID ICs," said Anant Agrawal, CEO of Verayo. "The mutual authentication and read-write memory in the new IC will extend the benefits of PUF technology to new applications where data stored on the chip has to be securely accessed and changed. We are dedicated to continuing innovation and bringing the benefits of PUF and RFID technology to an even greater range of markets and customers."
Verayo's PUF technology is a “silicon biometrics technology. PUF technology exploits the unavoidable, unpredictable and random variations in the IC fabrication process to uniquely characterize each chip. The variations cannot be controlled, modeled or replicated, effectively rendering each PUF-based IC physically unclonable and ultimately enhancing security and reducing counterfeiting concerns.
The Vera M1HW is available immediately. Verayo works with all leading RFID tag vendors to build tags for various applications. Its RFID ICs work with standard HF RFID readers.