Turnkey security solutions highlighted at TRUSTECH 2017

5th December 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Turnkey security solutions highlighted at TRUSTECH 2017

During TRUSTECH 2017 in Cannes, France (28th to 30th November 2017), Maxim Integrated Products demonstrated new turnkey technologies that protect embedded and connected systems from invasive attacks. As cyber attacks continue making headlines, design engineers struggle to safeguard their products while meeting stringent time-to-market and budget constraints. Meanwhile, safety standard certification costs continue to rise. Maxim’s embedded security solutions help address safety requirements without putting a drain on the bottom line.

Maxim provided technology demonstrations in the following areas:

  • DS28E38 DeepCover secure authenticator with ChipDNA technology, which provides immunity to invasive physical attacks because the cryptographic key does not exist in memory or any other static state. This cost-effective physical unclonable function (PUF) circuit instead relies on the naturally occurring random analog characteristics of fundamental MOSFET devices.
  • MAX32560 running the DeepCover Security Framework, which protects payment terminals and IoT devices from both local and remote attacks, even if weaknesses are exploited in the communications stack, by enabling a trusted environment on an Arm Cortex-M open platform. The software framework achieves this level of protection by separating the software architecture into protected 'boxes' or containers. In addition, the framework also eliminates the need for designers to re-certify variants of their products, saving substantially in certification costs. At TRUSTECH, this software security framework, which uses the Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform, was demonstrated on a MAX32560 DeepCover secure Cortex-M flash microcontroller.

“Our solutions help alleviate the increasing expense associated with certifying designs to meet industry security standards,” said Don Loomis, Vice President, Micros, Security, and Software Business Unit at Maxim Integrated. “At TRUSTECH 2017, Maxim will showcase embedded security hardware and software that provide design engineers with a turnkey method to protect their connected products from invasive and non-invasive attacks.”

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