By Christina Nickolas
Mobile World Congress has started and Infineon Technologies is showcasing a new product authentication chip that will help ensure smarter, safer batteries. The new chip implements the new MIPI Alliance Battery Interface, a standardized single-wire interface for communication between a battery pack and the mobile device it powers.
Infineon ORIGA chips provide manufacturers with counterfeit detection capability while protecting users from risks caused by non-approved, untested accessories and batteries. The new Origa 2 chip uses proven asymmetric authentication based on elliptical curve cryptography (ECC). In addition to the new interface, it supports longer key lengths and a Digital Certificate feature that enables the provision of chip-individual keys, and integrated temperature sensing. Infineon’s ORIGA™2 is highlighted at MWC as part of the MIPI Stand 7H11in Hall 7.
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