StarChip is now sampling its SCF335H, the new generation of SIM controllers designed to cover demands of USIM Java Card applications. The SCF335H is the first product of a new family that will fully encompass the Telecom Smart Card ICs market. With this new generation, StarChip planned to cover SIM native, USIM Java Card, LTE and High-end SIM/NFC applications. The SCF136H covering the Native market, will be available in 2012.
The SCF335H is based on Cortus APS3s 32bit CPU enabling 25Mips at 25MHz across a broad spectrum of temperatures and offering advanced low power modes. Its unified flash memory provides robust data retention (>25years) with several hundred millions cycles of endurance thanks to our E3 (ECUBE) mechanisms. To provide ultimate flexibility the memory size of the SCF335H can be tailored to customers’ requirements by a simple configuration to be done at the customer premises. Finally the software tools provided have been optimised to further improve the code density.
Together, StarChip says these improvements allow 30% cost savings on the SCF335H compared to the previous generation of StarChip SIM controllers. This announcement demonstrates the commitment of StarChip to become a long-term leading supplier to the Smart Card ICs market by providing state-of-the-art yet economically efficient solutions to our customers.