Microchip’s CodeGuard Security enables multiple parties to more securely share resources (memory, interrupts and peripherals) on a single chip. Intellectual
Property (IP) Vendors, Original Design/Equipment Manufacturers (ODM/OEM) and Value-Added Resellers (VAR) now have an opportunity to reap the following benefits using these advanced on-chip security features: system cost reduction; component reduction and associated benefits to inventory management; decreased risk of losing IP to unqualified partners; and increased security during program distribution and Flash memory update. CodeGuard Security is a turnkey solution with basic, intermediate, and advanced implementations on Microchip’s compatible line of 16-bit, flash memory-based, PIC24 Microcontrollers (MCU) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSC).