From connected running shoes to smart garden sensors and drink-monitoring ice cubes, the array of IoT devices being touted as "perfect" holiday gifts seems to grow each year. The scary thing is, industry experts have noted that while the volume of IoT designs continues to rise, security to protect these connected devices from hackers is not keeping pace.
If you design smart, connected products and you're attending TRUSTECH in Cannes, France, this week, be sure to stop by Maxim's booth to learn more about some turnkey embedded security ICs. These security solutions protect devices from invasive attacks in a manner that is cost effective and simple from a design perspective.
At Riviera A 021 at the show, Maxim will have live demos of:
- 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 physically unclonable function (PUF) circuit instead relies on the naturally occurring random analog characteristics of fundamental MOSFET devices, generating a key only when needed and ensuring that each IC is unique.
- MAX32560 running the DeepCover Software Security Framework, which protects payment terminals and internet of things (IoT) devices developed on an Arm Cortex-M architecture from full remote attack, even if weaknesses are exploited in the communications stack. To achieve this level of protection, the framework separates 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 framework, which uses the Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform, will be demonstrated on a MAX32560 DeepCover secure Cortex-M flash microcontroller. The MAX32560 recently won first place in the Microwave & RF category in ECN's Impact Awards.