NTSecureGateway Shield96

Development board for prototyping secure applications

The NTSecureGateway Shield96 development board is based on the Microchip® ATSAMA5D27 embedded platform with the high security System-in-Package 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-A5 processor-running up to 500 MHz and is compliant with the 96Boards Consumer IoT Edition Extended specification managed by Linaro.

The combination of the ATSAMA5D27 embedded platform and the ECC608 Secure Element, expands the possibilities of connected computing while providing the ultimate in security. The Shield96 development board supports a wide range of interfaces for prototyping secure applications. With the ECC608 it also provides the possibility for easy cloud / network provisioning.

The Shield96 embedded platform is designed to provide a fast and secure connection between connected Mezzanine cards and the outer world, via Ethernet or WLAN.
Shield96 embedded platform is designed to provide a fast-track deployment path, with integration services and production-ready, customizable Mezzanine Card  to turn a Shield96 based invention into a commercial product.

Customer Benefit

  • Accelerate time to market
  • Reduction in costs for development and certification
  • Ready-to-use communication interfaces
  • Highly secure

Typical Applications

  • Legacy Industrial Applications
  • Facility Management
  • Metering
  • Payments
  • Biometric
  • Smart home devices
  • Building automation

System overview


Key Features

 CPU  Microchip SAMA5D2 ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPU:
 - Up to 500 MHz and features the ARM NEON SIMD engine.
 - A 128KB L2 cache and a floating-point unit.
 - System in Package with 128MB DDR2 SDRAM.
 Flash  64 MB Serial NOR Flash Micron MT25QU01GBBB
 Ethernet  10BASE-T/100BASE-TX IEEE 802.3 compliant
 Wireless  WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
 Microchip ATWILC1000-MR110xB
 With chip antenna
 USB  1x USB 2.0 A USB Host
 1x Micro USB for Console output
 1x Micro USB for power supply and USB Device
 Security  Arm TrustZone, Secure Boot, Tamper Protection, Microchip
 ECC608 Secure Element with pre provisioning for TLS
 40 Pin Low Speed Expansion Connector according to IoT
 Edition Extended (1,8V)
 OS Support  Yocto Linux
 Size  100mm by 85mm meeting 96Boards™ IoT Edition Extended
 (1,8V) dimensions specifications.


What do we solve?

  • Secure storage / Secure Boot
  • Crypto Engine in TrustZone with SDK in Linux
  • OpenSSL adaptor
  • HW crypto and TRNG
  • Device ID, immutable, bound to the HWRoT (ECC key pair)
  • Managed Key store and Certificate Authority store
  • Factory Provisioning Services
  • Small Footprint due to SIP technology

Kit Content

  • Development Board Shield96
  • Preloaded Sequitur Labs EmSpark Security Suite
  • Demo Support for AWS, MS Azure
  • Root of Trust (HWRot):  ATECC608 Secure Element preprovisioned with private/public key and
    certificate chain for authentication of TCP/IP TLS use-cases (PKCS11 available soon)
  • Housing available on request
  • Customization Services for Software/ Hardware and Security concepts

The Shield96 reference platform provides a secure solution that can be deployed across all IoT industries. The trusted, turnkey Linux solution provides hardware security by design.

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Your contact person
Stephan Strohmeier
Head of Safety & Security Solutions

NewTec GmbH
Buchenweg 3
89284 Pfaffenhofen a. d. Roth
Phone +49 7302 9611-0