Reconfigurable silicon

Open hardware and software for your developments, tried and tested by academia and enterprise


What is SEcube™

SEcube is the smallest reconfigurable silicon combining three main cores in a single-chip design. Low-power ARM Cortex-M4 processor, a flexible and fast Field-Programmable-Gate-Array (FPGA), and an EAL5+ certified Security Controller (SmartCard) are embedded in an extremely compact package.
This makes it a unique security environment where each function can be optimised, executed, and verified on its proper hardware device. SEcube is based on a modular software architecture where all the functional blocks are isolated and well documented.

Available implementations of SEcube into final products leverage the chip to manage processes and safeguards the cryptographic algorithm and keys used to secure transactions, applications, and sensitive data.

DevKit secube

Start your project developments in no time on SEcube™

Why use SEcube™

What is so special about SEcube? You get state-of-the-art technology in one single chip. No need to source separate components. The SEcube platform is already optimised and tested for immediate developments.

In a very small form factor (BGA 9x9mm) SEcube features all the useful standard interfaces, which make it suitable for implementations in many and most devices thus making it versatile for various use, from IoT to Biomedical and ICT or any other application you may think of, which we haven’t yet thought of!

SEcube is the choice for developments having “protection” at heart. Whether in motion or at rest, data is protected by sophisticated security mechanisms. So put your mind at rest, when using SEcube your information is intrinsically safe. Developers are provided with an easy-to-use, high-security abstraction layer. Security experts can verify, change, or write from scratch the whole system starting from the elementary low-level blocks.

Open source hardware and software

Open source and tools for developers. Hardware netlist, package, examples of schematics, complete software stack (including APIs) and development kit as well as examples of implementations can be downloaded from our Open Source page for free.
Open Source and enhanced libraries from Blu5, on request, are another valuable option to move on with your developments at a faster pace focusing on other important aspects of your developments.

To learn more about our Optimised libraries, please visit the Products page.

Embedded environment

Designed to address developers, makers and manufacturers looking  for the fast track from prototype to product, minimising the development risks.

Fast integration

Powerful security-oriented open hardware-software platform, easy to be integrated and capable of hiding all the complexity behind a simple and high-level set of APIs.

Configurable Silicon

Hardware architecture, based on Common Criteria certified element, make SEcube the most suited platform for top security concerns. Featuring a fast and flexible FPGA, SEcube is ready for bespoke developments giving you full control of the platform.

What do I get for SEcube™

SEcube is a combination of hardware security module and SDKs

SEcube SoC enables the embedded FPGA address a variety of use cases and adapt to changing requirements instead of forcing the spinning of custom ASICs

Prof. Paolo Prinetto

President of CINI

Another opportunity is to use advanced embedded solutions, which combine micro controllers with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). the Blu5 SEcube security oriented open platform is a good example, as it’s a single chip design that expertly integrates three main parts: a powerful micro controller, a Common-Criteria-certified smart card and a flexible FPGA. Developers (and Students) can fully control and customise Bu5 SEcube.

Marcello Coppola and George Kornaros

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