Secure authentication solution

Semiconductors A1006 secure authenticator solution

NXP's A1006 component

The A1006 authenticator is a complete embedded security platform for electronic accessories, mobile phones, portable devices, computing and consumer electronic devices, and embedded systems.  Our solution is a secure tamper resistant authentication IC which offers a strong cryptographic solution intended to be used by device manufacturers to prove the authenticity of their genuine products.

The A10006 Secure Authenticator IC is built with strong protection against various invasive and non-invasive attacks. The IC is manufactured in NXP’s certified secure manufacturing facilities to prevent key leakage during the fabrication process and certified secure servers are used to create and provision die-individual keys and certificates.

The A1006 IC features a flexible architecture communication using either I2C or single-wire interface. With an average power consumption of 50mA and a package as small as 1mm2, the A1006 offers device manufacturers a robust solution that can be tailored to meet today’s demanding embedded security requirements.


  • Strong authentication using asymmetric authentication protocol based on NIST B-163 elliptic curve
  • Digitally signed certificates using 224-bit ECDSA and SHA-224 digest hash
  • Authentication time (on-chip calculations) <50ms
  • Industry leading advanced security features including TRNG, active shielding, security sensors, and many more
  • 4Kbit EEPROM supports two certificates, system memory, and user needs
  • Flexible interfaces:
    • 400Kbps I2C Fast-mode interface
    • 100Kbps bus powered one wired interface with 8kV IEC61000-4-2 ESD protection
  • Power supply range from 1.8V to 3.3V
  • Very low power consumption
    • Typical: 50μA
    • Maximum: 500μA
    • Deep Sleep: 3μA at 3.3V
  • Product life cycle management with secure provisioning and non-reversible user mode
  • Minimum 10 years memory retention at 85°C
  • Minimum 500,000 write/erase endurance
  • Operating Temperature Range -40°C to 85°C
  • Package options
    • HXSON6 2mm2 6-terminal leadless package
    • WLCSP4 1mm2 4-bump chipscale package
    • Maximum height 0.5mm



  • Counterfeit protection of hardware and software
  • Anti-cloning and brand integrity of original goods
  • Profile of service
  • Conditional access to software, content, and features
  • Electronic consumables
  • Batteries
  • Printer cartridges
  • Medical devices
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Electronic accessories
  • Power adapters
  • Power banks
  • Keyboards
  • Mobile device accessories
  • Licensable accessories




A1006 Secure Authenticator

The A1006 from NXP Semiconductors is a secure, tamper-resistant authentication IC which offers a strong cryptographic solution.