MCU delivers advanced cryptography, secure key storage and tamper detection in a small package

03-08-2018 | Maxim | Semiconductors

Maxim’s MAX32558 DeepCover IC enables faster and simpler design of robust security capabilities into industrial, consumer, computing and IoT applications. As the newest member of the DeepCover family of secure microcontrollers from the company, the device offers these robust security features while allowing designers to save up to 50% of PCB space versus the closest competitor. The MAX32558 DeepCover Arm Cortex-M3 flash-based secure microcontroller solves these challenges by providing strong security in a small device while simplifying design integration and expediting time to market. It combines several security features into a small package, including secure a secure bootloader, key storage, active tamper detection and secure cryptographic engines. It also underpins multiple communications channels such as USB, SPI, UART and I2C, making it perfect for a broad range of applications. The company's long-standing reputation and experience in payment terminal certifications, as well as its support and technology, can help streamline the certification process for customers, reducing the process up to six months’ time (rather than the typical 12 to 18 months).