Maxim Integrated's Complete Smart-Meter System-on-a-Chip Combines Metrology, Security, and Communication
Maxim's highly integrated smart-meter SoC secures the life cycle, the developer's IP, and the grid itself with proven embedded security technology.
San Jose, CA—October 8, 2012—Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces Zeus, an important advance in integration and security protection for the smart grid. Zeus is a complete smart-meter system-on-a-chip (SoC) that offers highly accurate metrology, multiple layers of security, and plenty of processing horsepower for today's advanced communication protocols.
As smart meters become more connected, the need for security is paramount to protect against energy theft and cyber attacks on the grid. Zeus provides meter manufacturers with a platform for development in multiple end markets, supporting a wide range of security and communication requirements. A built-in cryptographic module secures communication; a secure bootloader prevents unauthorized firmware modification; and tamper detection assures providers that any attempts to physically attack the meter will be detected, recorded, and reported.
About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.