Integrated Magnetics, Burnaby, British Columbia, will soon be one of a few manufacturers in Canada to integrate an encryption chip with a level of security approved by the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) into its wireless transmitters.

The application to approve the new TIMAC, an encryption micro-processor developed by Integrated Magnetics, was validated earlier this year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) placing the company a step closer to the full approval.

Integrated Magnetics wireless modules will then have the option to work with a TIMAC chip and have the same level of security U.S. government organizations use to protect their sensitive, unclassified information. The encryption will comply with the Advance Encryption Standard (AES) level 2.

The application process is expected to be approved by November. For more information, visit