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Radiation-tolerant secure authenticator to protect medical device data

Radiation-tolerant secure authenticator to protect medical device data

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Claimed to be the industry’s first secure authentication solution designed for gamma sterilization exposure, the chip enhances patient safety and includes both elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) and Secure Hash Algorithm-256 (SHA-256)-based cryptographic features. The 1-Wire interface allows for simple integration into designs. 
Authentication is implemented through industry-standard and application-efficient elliptic-curve, public-key cryptography to protect patients against the risks associated with non-qualified counterfeit devices or incidental re-use. The IC, which is easy to integrate into a customer’s design using Maxim’s single-contact 1-Wire interface, is applicable for medical surgical tools and sensor applications.
Maxim Integrated – www.maximintegrated.com

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