Manufacturers of security-sensitive industrial, consumer, computing and IoT devices now have a fast, efficient way to build in secure cryptographic operations, integrate key storage and enable active tamper detection with the MAX32558. As the newest member of the DeepCover family of secure microcontrollers from Maxim, the MAX32558 offers these robust security features while enabling designers to save up to 50% of PCB space versus the closest competitor, according to the company.
As electronic products become smaller and increasingly connected, there is a growing threat to sensitive information and privacy, requiring manufacturers to keep security top of mind when designing their devices.
While designers should prevent security breaches at the device level, they often struggle with the tradeoff of enhanced security with minimised board space, as well as with design complexity and meeting time to market goals.
The MAX32558 DeepCover Arm Cortex-M3 flash-based secure microcontroller solves these challenges by delivering strong security in a small footprint while simplifying design integration and speeding time to market. It integrates several security features into a small package, including secure key storage, a secure bootloader, active tamper detection and secure cryptographic engines.
It also supports multiple communications channels such as USB, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter (UART) and I2C, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.
Maxim’s long-standing reputation and experience in payment terminal certifications as well as its established support and technology can help streamline the certification process for customers, reducing the process up to six months’ time (rather than the typical 12-18 months).
“Maxim continues to bring together the functions and interfaces required to build new generations of devices which incorporate advanced features that consumers can trust with their personal data,” said Gregory Guez, Executive Director, Micros, Security and Software Business Unit at Maxim Integrated.
"We have significantly shrunk the size of the MAX32558 microcontroller without compromising on our exceptional security features, saving valuable board real estate. Additionally, our deep security expertise speeds consumers’ time to market up to six months."