Maxim Integrated announces the introduction of a secure MCU, the MAX32558, which enables manufacturers of security-sensitive industrial, consumer, computing and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to quickly and efficiently establish secure cryptographic operations, key storage and tamper resistance. As a new member of the Maxim DeepCover® family of secure microcontrollers, the MAX32558 provides designers with reliable and secure features while saving up to 50% of printed circuit board (PCB) space compared to their nearest competitors.

As electronic products become smaller and more and more connected to the network, the threat of sensitive information and user privacy is increasing, making it necessary for manufacturers to consider security issues when designing devices. Although designers need to guard against device-level vulnerabilities, they always need to trade off between smaller board space and higher security, while accounting for design complexity and time-to-market.

The latest MAX32558 DeepCover Arm Cortex-M3 flash-safe microcontroller successfully overcomes these challenges, providing robust security in a small form factor package, simplifying design integration, and speeding time-to-market. The device integrates multiple security features in a small package, including key storage, secure boot, active tamper detection, and a secure crypto engine. The device also supports multiple communication channels such as USB, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (UART) and I2C, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. Maxim’s long-standing reputation and experience in payment terminal certification, along with comprehensive support and technology, helps customers streamline the certification process by reducing the cycle from standard 12-18 months to 6 months.

For more information on this MCU, please refer to Maxim Integrated’s official website: www.maximintegrated.com