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DeepCover Secure Authenticator with 1-Wire SHA-256 and 2Kb User EEPROM

Protect Your Development Investment with Crypto-Strong Authentication and Advanced Physical Security

Product Details

Key Features

Parametric specs for Secure Authenticators
Crypto Engine Symmetric
End Equipment IP Protection
Medical Consumable ID
PCB ID and Authentication
Print Cartridge Authentication
Bus Type 1-Wire
Memory Type EEPROM
Memory Size 2K x 1
Deep Cover Yes
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
Package/Pins TDFN/6
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
1.28
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Secure Authenticators
Crypto Engine Symmetric
End Equipment IP Protection
Medical Consumable ID
PCB ID and Authentication
Print Cartridge Authentication
Bus Type 1-Wire
Memory Type EEPROM
Memory Size 2K x 1
Deep Cover Yes
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
Package/Pins TDFN/6
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
1.28

Key Features

  • Symmetric Key-Based Bidirectional Secure Authentication Model Based on SHA-256
  • Dedicated Hardware-Accelerated SHA Engine for Generating SHA-256 MACs
  • Strong Authentication with a High Bit Count, User-Programmable Secret, and Input Challenge
  • 2048 Bits of User EEPROM Partitioned Into 8 Pages of 256 Bits
  • User-Programmable and Irreversible EEPROM Protection Modes Including Authentication, Write and Read Protect, and OTP/EPROM Emulation
  • Unique, Factory-Programmed 64-Bit Identification Number
  • Single-Contact 1-Wire Interface Communicates with Host at Up to 76.9kbps
  • Operating Range: 1.8V ±5%, -40°C to +85°C
  • Low-Power 5µA (typ) Standby
  • ±8kV Human Body Model ESD Protection (typ)
  • 6-Pin TDFN Package

Applications/Uses

  • Authentication of Network-Attached Appliances
  • Key Generation and Exchange for Cryptographic Systems
  • Printer Cartridge ID/Authentication
  • Reference Design License Management
  • Secure Feature Setting for Configurable Systems
  • Sensor/Accessory Authentication and Calibration
  • System Intellectual Property Protection

Description

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced physical security to provide the most secure key storage possible. The DeepCover Secure Authenticator (DS28EL22) combines crypto-strong, bidirectional, secure challenge-and-response authentication functionality with an implementation based on the FIPS 180-3-specified Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-256). A 2Kb user-programmable EEPROM array provides nonvolatile storage of application data and additional protected memory holds a read-protected secret for SHA-256 operations and settings for user memory control. Each device has its own guaranteed unique 64-bit ROM identification number (ROM ID) that is factory programmed into the chip. This unique ROM ID is used as a fundamental input parameter for cryptographic operations and also serves as an electronic serial number within the application. A bidirectional security model enables two-way authentication between a host system and slave-embedded DS28EL22. Slave-to-host authentication is used by a host system to securely validate that an attached or embedded DS28EL22 is authentic. Host-to-slave authentication is used to protect DS28EL22 user memory from being modified by a nonauthentic host. The SHA-256 message authentication code (MAC), which the DS28EL22 generates, is computed from data in the user memory, an on-chip secret, a host random challenge, and the 64-bit ROM ID. The DS28EL22 communicates over the single-contact 1-Wire® bus at overdrive speed. The communication follows the 1-Wire protocol with the ROM ID acting as node address in the case of a multiple-device 1-Wire network.

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