Consumer IoT


From mobile devices like smartphones to wearables such as fitness trackers and everyday gadgets like toys, consumer devices are becoming smarter and more connected. The convergence of low-power multi-core processors, intelligent sensors, high-density memory, advanced power management circuits, and embedded security technologies with internet access has fostered new classes of products that deliver productivity, convenience, and entertainment. 



Applications


Sensing

Sensing solutions are enhancing quality of life by enabling us to track our activity levels and monitor a variety of health parameters. Human body sensors output magnitude signals in the millivolt and microvolt ranges. Our integrated devices for wearable health applications combine sensors with amplification and conversion circuits within a single die or package.

DS7505 High-Precision Digital Thermometer and Thermostat
MAX44009 Lowest Power Ambient Light Sensor with ADC
Optical Sensors

Processing

The availability of low-cost, low-power multi-core processors has contributed to the rise of innovative new consumer products. Smartphones, tablets, and similar mobile devices require powerful processing capabilities to deliver everywhere computing. For wearable applications in particular, processing capability is one of the key selection criteria for a microcontroller. A system partitioning strategy can help determine which system functions are best integrated into the microcontroller and which can be handled externally. 

High-Performance Microcontrollers for Wearables 

Power

With many smart, connected consumer products powered by small batteries, such as button or coin cell types, low power consumption and long battery life are in the spotlight. Simple, low-power monitoring circuits effectively assess the health and state-of-charge (SOC) of these batteries—without significantly affecting their SOC. Fuel gauge ICs with built-in security deliver precise measurements of current, voltage, and temperature. Efficient power management ICs (PMICs) provide multiple voltage rails along with battery management capabilities, helping to extend battery life in mobile applications. Safe, efficient battery chargers available in a small solution size support IoT devices that are powered by rechargeable, high energy density Li-ion batteries.

MAX8971 1.55A 1-Cell Li+ DC-DC Charger
MAX17055 7µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ
MAX17048 3µA 1-Cell/2-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge
MAX77650/MAX77651 Low IQ, Always-On PMIC
MAX77950 WPC/PMA Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver

Security

Sensitive personal data collected and transmitted by consumer electronics systems needs to be protected from the security breaches that are becoming all too common. Our embedded security technologies protect against tampering, cloning, counterfeiting, and other malicious attacks. 

DS2465 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
DS2476 DeepCover Secure Coprocessor
DS28E15 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
DS28C36 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
MAXQ1061 DeepCover Cryptographic Controller for Embedded Devices

Also See:

Wearable Healthcare Platform Design Considerations
Dynamic Speaker Management
Audio CODECs
Speaker Amplifiers


Featured Products


Dual Input, Power Path, 3A Switching Mode Charger

MAX77818

High-performance companion PMIC with ModelGaugeTM m5 fuel gauge technology.

WPC/PMA Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver

MAX77950

Power receiver IC provides precision output current and voltage-sensing scheme over entire load range.

Ultra-Low-Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO

MAX77650

PMIC features SIMO buck-boost regulator and a 150mA LDO.

7µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ

MAX17055

Low IQ fuel gauge for precision measurements of current, voltage, and temperature.

Secure Authenticator with SHA-256 Coprocessor

DS2465

Secure authenticator features 1-Wire master with SHA-256 and memory functionality.]

Secure Authenticator with Elliptic-Curve Public-Key Authentication

DS28C36

Secure authenticator features true random number generator, secured EEPROM, and ROM ID

Secure Coprocessor with Elliptic-Curve Public-Key Authentication

DS2476

Secure ECDSA and HMAC SHA-256 coprocessor companion to the DS28C36.

Secure Authenticator with 1-Wire SHA-256 and 512-Bit User EEPROM

DS28E15

Secure authenticator features factory-programmed, unique 64-bit ROM identification number.


Solutions


Learn more about our Consumer Solutions, including relevant applications, featured products, and technical resources.

Resources



Wearable Galvanic Skin Response System
2:49 min
April 2016



Increase Battery Life and Efficiency with PMICs at Less Than Half the Size
3:35 min
June 2017



ModelGauge Fuel Gauges
3:24 min
January 2013



Fast, Accurate Battery Management System for Safer EVs Using the MAX17843
2:41 min
January 2018



[Internal/Distributor] FAE Technology Workshop: Fuel Gauging Hand's On, Mobile BU
0:50:00 min
March 2018



[Internal/Distributor] FAE Technology Workshop: Fuel Gauging Deep Dive, Mobile BU
0:50:00 min
March 2018



What You Can Sell Today: Wearable Fitness / Medical
0:39:03 min
October 2017



What You Can Sell Today: Fuel Gauges for Every Battery-Powered Application
0:36:16 min
October 2017



How to Sell and Target Opportunities for Auto BMS
0:23:55 min
October 2017



What You Can Sell Today / What's in the Pipeline: Sensors, Wearable PMIC, & Port Protection
0:41:31 min
October 2017



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX77734 Ultra-Low Power Tiny PMIC with Power Path Charger
0:13:13 min
October 2017



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20047 Dual 3A USB DCP Charge
29:08 min
May 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20332 USB Charger Detection with Integrated Overvoltage Protection
07:49 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX77640 and MAX77641 Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO, 150mA LDO, and Power Sequencer
08:16 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX77278 Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO, Power Path Charger for Small Li+, 425mA Current Sink, and 8 GPIO
08:34 min



[Distributor] Introduction to the MA17261 5.1µA Multi-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ
13:20 min
June 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX17260 5.1µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Optional High-Side Current Sensing
16:37 min
June 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX22444-45-46 Four-Channel, Fast, Low-Power, Reinforced Isolation 5kVRMS Digital Isolators
14:25 min
July 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX17263 Single/Multi-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Integrated LED Control
11:34 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX14745 and MAX20335 PMICs with Ultra Low IQ Voltage Regulators and Battery Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
16:28 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX77680-81 3-Output SIMO Buck-Boost Regulators with Power Sequencer and 3μA IQ
07:43 min
August 2018



What You Can Sell Today / Tomorrow: Always-On Single-Inductor Multiple Output (SIMO) PMIC
0:24:58 min
October 2017



Fundamentals of Battery Fuel Gauges
27:37 min
August 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX14750/MAX14720 Power Management Solutions
10:00 min
December 2015



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77818 Dual Input, Power Path, 3A Switching Mode Charger with Fuel Gauge
10:00 min
May 2015



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77650/MAX77651 Ultra-Low Power PMICs with 3-Output SIMO and Charger Optimized for Small Li+
10:00 min
July 2016



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77829 Companion PMIC for Smartphone and Tablet
10:00 min
September 2015



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX17843 12-Channel, High-Voltage Smart Sensor Data-Acquisition Interface
18:17 min
January 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77950 WPC/PMA Dual Mode Wireless Power Receiver
0:16:17 min
May 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77650-51 Ultra Low-Power PMIC for Hearables and IoT Applications
0:10:06 min
April 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77734 Ultra-Low Power Tiny PMIC with Power Path Charger
0:14:41 min
October 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20094-95 Automotive Backup Battery Charger and Boost Controller with State of Health Diagnostics
0:13:12 min
August 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20303 Wearable Charge Management Solution
15:58 min
October 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20310 Ultra-Low Quiescent Current PMIC with SIMO Buck-Boost for Wearable Applications
0:16:05 min
January 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20047 Dual 3A USB DCP Charge
42:46 min
May 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX22444-45-46 Four-Channel, Fast, Low-Power, Reinforced Isolation 5kVRMS Digital Isolators
15:46 min
July 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX17260 5.1µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Optional High-Side Current Sensing
19:51 min
June 2018



Introduction to the MAX22444-45-46 Four-Channel, Fast, Low-Power, Reinforced Isolation 5kVRMS Digital Isolators
10:31 min
July 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77801 High–Efficiency Buck–Boost Regulator
10:00 min
February 2015



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77278 Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO, Power Path Charger for Small Li+, 425mA Current Sink, and 8 GPIO
09:37 min
July 2018



Introduction to the MAX17260 5.1µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Optional High-Side Current Sensing
11:00 min
June 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX17201/05/11/15 Stand-Alone ModelGauge m5 Fuel Gauge with SHA-256 Authentication
10:00 min
November 2015



[Internal] Introduction to the MA17261 5.1µA Multi-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ
17:02 min
June 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX14690 Wearable Charge-Management Solution
10:00 min
September 2015



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20332 USB Charger Detection with Integrated Overvoltage Protection
08:48 min
August 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX14745 and MAX20335 PMICs with Ultra Low IQ Voltage Regulators and Battery Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
18:59 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX17263 Single/Multi-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Integrated LED Control
08:03 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX20332 USB Charger Detection with Integrated Overvoltage Protection
04:01 min
August 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77640 and MAX77641 Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO, 150mA LDO, and Power Sequencer
09:14 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX77640 and MAX77641 Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO, 150mA LDO, and Power Sequencer
04:16 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX77278 Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO, Power Path Charger for Small Li+, 425mA Current Sink, and 8 GPIO
05:19 min
July 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX17263 Single/Multi-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Integrated LED Control
13:51 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX14748 USB Type-C Charger
00:00 min
August 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX14748 USB Type-C Charger
08:12 min
August 2017



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX17055 7µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ
17:42 min



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX17262 5.2µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Internal Current Sensing
12:43 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX17262 5.2µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Internal Current Sensing
10:55 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX14748 USB Type-C Charger
4:07 min
August 2017



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20345 PMIC with Ultra Low Iq Voltage Regulators, OHR Driver and Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
17:19 min
November 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20345 PMIC with Ultra Low Iq Voltage Regulators, OHR Driver and Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
20:26 min
November 2018



Introduction to the MAX17262 5.2µA 1-Cell Fuel Gauge with ModelGauge m5 EZ and Internal Current Sensing
7:42 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX14745 and MAX20335 PMICs with Ultra Low IQ Voltage Regulators and Battery Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
9:32 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX20345 PMIC with Ultra Low Iq Voltage Regulators, OHR Driver and Charger for Small Lithium Ion Systems
8:50 min
November 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX77813 2A High Efficiency Buck-Boost Converter
8:29 min
January 2019



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX77813 2A High Efficiency Buck-Boost Converter
12:03 min
January 2019



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX16972A/MAX16972 3A Automotive Hi-Speed USB Protectors with Apple iPhone/iPad and USB 2.0 Charge Detection
19:38 min
January 2019



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX16972A/MAX16972 3A Automotive Hi-Speed USB Protectors with Apple iPhone/iPad and USB 2.0 Charge Detection
25:54 min
January 2019



Body Temperature Measurement: Send and Receive With Wearable NFC
2:00 min
November 2014



Pulse Oximetry Measurement: Wearable Oxygen Monitor for Active Lifestyles
2:06 min
November 2014



Wellness Watch: A Wearable Wellness Platform Example
2:25 min
November 2014



Fit Two Shirt: A Wearable Wellness Platform Example
2:08 min
November 2014



Heart Rate Monitor Demo
25:30 min
August 2016



Wristband Health Monitoring Demo with MAX86141
4:55 min
November 2017



Make High-Accuracy Biopotential and BioZ Measurements with MAX30001
3:52 min
November 2017



[Internal/Distributor] FAE Technology Workshop: Power for Medical and Fitness, Industrial & Healthcare BU
0:50:00 min
March 2018



Embedded Security Solutions Using Secure Authenticators
45:08 min
June 2017



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX30002 Ultra-Low-Power Bioimpedance (BioZ) AFE
18:31 min
July 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX32650/51/52 Low Power ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU-Based Microcontroller for Battery Powered Applications
27:42 min
February 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX32660 Low Power ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU-Based SOC for Wearable Sensors
22:19 min
February 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20330 Programmable OVP Controller with VBUS Short Detection
15:18 min
July 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20307 High Frequency Optimized Configurable eGaN Driver
13:31 min
July 2018



Introducing the MAX-ECG-MONITOR Wearable ECG and Heart Monitor
5:17 min
June 2018



Introducing the MAX-HEALTH-BAND Heart Rate and Activity Monitor
7:58 min
June 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20326 Dual Precision Bus Accelerator
4:08 min
October 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX32650/51/52 Low Power ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU-Based Microcontroller for Battery Powered Applications
31:52 min
February 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX32660 Low Power ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU-Based SOC for Wearable Sensors
32:08 min
February 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX40006 Micropower, Rail-to-Rail, 300kHz Op Amp with Shutdown in a Tiny, 6-Bump WLP
12:47 min
December 2016



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX40007 nanoPower Op Amp in Ultra-Tiny WLP and SOT23 Packages
0:13:44 min
December 2016



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX326xx Family of High-Performance, Ultra-Low Power ARM Cortex Microcontrollers
27:04 min
October 2016



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX30002 Ultra-Low-Power Bioimpedance (BioZ) AFE
22:21 min
July 2018



Introduction to the MAX30002 Ultra-Low-Power Bioimpedance (BioZ) AFE
09:03 min
July 2018



Introduction to the MAX20330 Programmable OVP Controller with VBUS Short Detection
09:01 min
July 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20307 High Frequency Optimized Configurable eGaN Driver
16:24 min
July 2018



Introduction to the MAX20307 High Frequency Optimized Configurable eGaN Driver
07:37 min
July 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20330 Programmable OVP Controller with VBUS Short Detection
16:59 min
July 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20326 Dual Precision Bus Accelerator
4:29 min
October 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20327 12V Capable, Low-RON, Beyond-the-Rails DPDT Analog Switches
5:44 min
August 2018



[Internal] Introduction to the MAX20330A Precision HV Capable ID Detector
6:30 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20327 12V Capable, Low-RON, Beyond-the-Rails DPDT Analog Switches
4:54 min
August 2018



[Distributor] Introduction to the MAX20330A Precision HV Capable ID Detector
5:36 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX86140 Optical Pulse Oximeter and Heart-Rate Sensor
12:25 min
September 2017



Introducing the Health Sensor Platform 2.0 (MAXREFDES101)
2:45 min
September 2018



Wearable Fitness/Medical and IoT Power Demo - electronica 2018
3:29 min
November 2018



In-Ear Heart-Rate Monitor Demo - electronica 2018
1:06 min
November 2018



MAX-ECG-MONITOR and MAX-HEALTH-BAND Demo – electronica 2018
1:54 min
November 2018



Introduction to the MAX20330A Precision HV Capable ID Detector
2:50 min
August 2018



Introduction to the MAX20327 12V Capable, Low-RON, Beyond-the-Rails DPDT Analog Switches
2:36 min
September 2018