Broadcom launches microcontrollers for connected devices

Broadcom has launched microcontrollers (MCUs) and expanded its StrataGX portfolio.

The new MCUs, BCM58100 will deliver security, better performance, cost effective designs and integrated NFCs for connected devices.

Designed for mobile point of sale (mPOS) terminals, personal computers and other applications, BCM58100 will offer high security to protect sensitive consumer data from threats at the physical and network layer.

Broadcom said that the new family simplifies system designs, reduces footprint and lowers the cost for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

BroadSAFE architecture offers tamper protection and encryption, secure storage and processing of both card information and biometric user data such as fingerprint, iris, and facial templates to protect against attacks.

The BCM58100 ensures that end products achieve stringent Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) certifications for security.


Near field communication (NFC) enables tap to access, tap to pair and tap to pay applications for mPOS terminals, home automation and various Internet of Things (IoT) products.

“By delivering premium security and industry leading performance in a power-efficient design, Broadcom’s latest secure MCUs continue our leadership in mPOS terminals and extend our reach into small, low-power connected devices,” said Christopher Moezzi, Broadcom Senior Director, StrataGX Processor Marketing, Compute & Connectivity.

Company officials said that BCM58100 has 512KB static random access memory (SRAM) to eliminate the need for external RAM and 10x10mm footprint compatible package for small form factor designs.

Last month, Broadcom announced triple speed 10/40/100G Lite physical layer transceiver (Lite-PHY) designed for data center applications.

Broadcom announced a new high definition (HD) set top box (STB) system on chip (SoC) for China’s free to air (FTA) satellite market, in March 2015.

Shilpa Khatri
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