The ENC624J600 standalone, IEEE 802.3 compliant, 100 Mbps Ethernet interface controllers combine a 10/100Base-TX physical interface (PHY) and a Media Access Controller (MAC) with a hardware cryptographic security engine, and can connect to any PICÃ¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â® microcontroller through an industry-standard Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) or a flexible parallel interface. Additionally, each device has a unique, factory-preprogrammed MAC address and 24 Kbytes of configurable SRAM for packet transmit/receive buffering and data storage.
The controllers integrate hardware cryptographic security engines that perform RSA, Diffie-Hellman, MD5 and SHA-1 algorithm computations in support of cryptographic protocols such as SSL/TLS, SSH and various VPNs. These integrated hardware features enable secure data transmissions with reduced code size, faster connection establishment and throughput, and reduced firmware development efforts.
Microchip Technology Inc.
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