This "super SIM card" features a built-in RISC-V CPU for increased storage, faster transfers, and better security

China Mobile's new super SIM card features a 32-bit RISC-V CPU, providing 10x better speed and advanced security over standard SIMs.

: China Mobile has introduced a super SIM card equipped with a 32-bit RISC-V processor. This card offers 2.5MB of flash storage and enables communication speeds up to 10x faster than standard SIMs. It also includes over 100 security hardening techniques and supports various connectivity interfaces.

China Mobile unveiled a groundbreaking 'super SIM card' equipped with a 32-bit RISC-V CPU clocked at 120MHz. The card is based on Texas Instruments' CC2560A chip and offers a significant upgrade in performance and storage, boasting 2.5MB of flash memory—ten times more than standard SIMs and double that of existing super SIMs used in IoT applications.

The RISC-V CPU core enables communication speeds up to 10x faster than typical SIM cards and offers twice the compute power of other high-end super SIMs. Security features are robust, with over 100 hardening techniques such as bus encryption and physical anti-cloning capabilities, all meeting EAL5+ certification standards.

Intended for heavy-duty IoT and connected applications, this super SIM card's use cases include digital ID cards, smart car keys, and digital payment services. It supports a variety of connectivity interfaces, ensuring compatibility with a wide array of devices. Nevertheless, its use of the RISC-V standard has drawn scrutiny from the United States, potentially impacting future innovations.