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DeepCover cryptographic controller now available from Mouser

The MAXQ1061 DeepCover cryptographic controller from Maxim is now being stocked by Mouser Electronics.

Designed to protect the confidentiality, authenticity and integrity of software IP, communication and revenue models, the MAXQ1061 is a turnkey security solution that is said to enable engineers to add an extra layer of protection to the IIoT, smart metering, network appliances and other connected embedded systems.

The cryptographic controller incorporates DeepCover embedded security technology, which applies multiple layers of advanced physical security to provide the most protected key storage possible.

According to the company, the device’s embedded cryptographic toolbox provides key generation and storage by offering a high level of abstraction including TLS/DTLS key negotiation, ECDSA-based TLS/DTLS authentication, digital signature generation and verification, SSL/TLS/DTLS packet encryption and MAC algorithms. The device can also serve as a secure bootloader for an external MCU.

To help in storing certificates, public keys, private and secret keys and arbitrary user data, the MAXQ1061 embeds 32Kbytes of user-programmable secure EEPROM, which is managed through a file system that enables custom security policy enforcement.

The device also features a separate hardware AES engine over SPI, which allows it to function as a co-processor for stream encryption. The physical, environmental and logical protections built into the MAXQ1061 is said to enable the device to meet the requirements of FIPS and Common Criteria EAL4+ certifications.

Peggy Lee

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