Swissbit memory cards featuring CmReady: License protection on board


Bronschhofen, Switzerland, March 21, 2024 – The new PS-66(u) DP SD and microSD cards from Swissbit are not only distinguished by their proven robustness and industrial suitability but also offer a very special feature: they are certified CmReady by Wibu-Systems, enabling the integration of CodeMeter technology for software protection and license management. The use of the new Swissbit memory cards as additional license containers within the CodeMeter ecosystem offers an effective and cost-efficient way for developers of embedded and IoT devices to protect their software and monetize their licenses.

License protection without additional hardware

With CodeMeter® Ready (CmReady®), Wibu-Systems offers an innovative solution that combines high-quality hardware security with the flexibility of software-based licenses. By implementing CmReady into the PS-66(u) DP series from Swissbit, the SD and microSD memory cards can take on comprehensive software protection and licensing functions. The technology uses the cards’ hardware-unique ID (UID) in conjunction with secure, monotonically increasing counters to prevent replay attacks while also offering easy handling through their integration into the CodeMeter license management system from Wibu-Systems.

Easy commissioning

Handling the Swissbit PS-66(u) DP cards is straightforward. Customers can download a free plug-in from the Swissbit website to use the CmReady functionality and automate the commissioning process. The cards easily integrate into existing CodeMeter environments, allowing users to utilize the familiar license management tools and processes without needing to make any additional adjustments. The PS-66(u) series with CmReady supports CodeMeter Runtime as of version 8.0 and CodeMeter Embedded as of version 3.00.

Technical data

The PS-66(u) DP cards, which are available in capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, support the SDHC standard as well as high-speed modes according to the SD 6.10 specification. Swissbit offers the cards in two editions: “Endurance” and “Longevity”. All cards are designed for use in temperatures ranging from
–40°C to 85°C, underlining their suitability for industrial applications.

Demo at Embedded World

Together with Wibu-Systems, Swissbit will be demonstrating the CmReady functionality at the Embedded World trade fair from 9 to 11 April in Nuremberg, Germany, at booth 1-534.

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