Easy-to-use single-chip solution safeguards sensitive data

Easy-to-use single-chip solution safeguards sensitive data

By eeNews Europe

The MAX36010 and MAX36011 can easily be incorporated into a design at any stage of development. The parts can be integrated late in the design cycle without changes to the platform. For a higher level of security, the chips generate keys via a true random number generator (TRNG). The keys are then stored in battery-backed RAM along with certificates and other sensitive data. This data is erased when tampering is detected, meeting the requirements of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 at security levels 3 and 4.

The MAX36010 and MAX36011 support symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic functions such as Data Encryption Standard (3DES), Advanced Encryption Standartd (AES), Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). These secure cryptographic engines are designed and compliant to the requirements of Payment Card Industry (PCI) and FIPS140-2 certifications. The MAX36010 supports symmetric key generation for AES and 3DES, whereas the MAX36011 supports both symmetric and asymmetric key generations for AES, 3DES, RSA and ECDSA.

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