SOURCE: Intersil

March 20, 2008 09:28 ET

Intersil's FlexiHash+™ Battery Authentication ICs for Cell Phones Provide Low-Cost, Highly-Effective Device Security

ISL9206 and ISL9206A Feature Next-Generation FlexiHash+™ Engine to Secure Cell Phone Batteries and Replaceable Utilities in Communication, Printing Systems

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today introduced the most advanced and flexible battery authentication ICs for cell phones, featuring the company's unique FlexiHash™ technology.

The new ISL9206 and ISL9206A are cost-competitive battery authentication ICs that incorporate Intersil's FlexiHash+ engine. It provides very high levels of security using a basic challenge/response scheme based on 32-bit challenge code and 8-bit response code.

FlexiHash+ employs two sets of 32-bit secrets for generating authentication code to offer tens of billions of potential configurations for users. And with 16x8 one-time programmable (OTP) ROM, the devices can store a total of three sets of these 32-bit secrets.

Programmable memory adds the ability to store up to 48 bits of ID code and/or pack information. The result is fast, highly secure and flexible battery/device authentication that makes hacking prohibitively difficult due to the exhaustive key search that would be needed to break a code.

The ISL9206/06A each have an operating voltage range from 2.6V to 4.8V and can be powered directly from a one-cell li-Ion/li-Polymer or a three-cell series NiMH battery pack. The devices can also be powered by the XSD bus when the bus pull-up voltage is 3.3V or higher. They connect to the cell terminals of a battery pack and include an on-chip voltage regulation circuit, POR and a non-crystal based oscillator for bus timing reference.

Both new authentication ICs also include a clone prevention feature offering safety and revenue protection suitable for protection against after-market replacements. As an added feature, the ISL9206 incorporates multi-pass authentication that can be used to maximize security. Both devices are also ideal design choices for a wide variety of printer cartridges.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL9206 and ISL9206A are available now in space-saving 5 Ld SOT-23 and 8 Ld TDFN packages and are priced at $1.40 and $1.73 each, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.

For more information on the ISL9206 information, go to http://www.intersil.com/cda/deviceinfo/0,1477,ISL9206.html

For more information on the ISL9206A information, go to http://www.intersil.com/cda/deviceinfo/0,1477,ISL9206A,0.html

Note to editors: To view a high-resolution downloadable photo of the ISL9206 and ISL9206A visit Intersil's photo room at: http://www.intersil.com/pressroom/photoarchives.asp.

About Intersil's Power Management Portfolio

Intersil is a recognized global leader in power management solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products that simplify a variety of power designs. Intersil's family of power management ICs ranges from building blocks such as charge pumps, to highly-integrated, multiple-output and multiphase PWMs, to quad-voltage hot-swap controllers. As a leading supplier of PWM controller ICs with over 2 billion units shipped, Intersil addresses a broad range of power management needs for applications that include computing, communications, peripherals, display, networking, telecommunications, industrial, instrumentation and battery-powered products. To learn more, visit Intersil's Power Management Web site at http://www.intersil.com/power.

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as, flat panel displays, cell phones, other handheld systems, and notebooks. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-swap and hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at www.intersil.com.

FlexiHash™ and FlexiHash+™ are trademarks of Intersil Corporation.

Contact Information

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    Intersil Corporation
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