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When data must be kept protected, turn to Maxim's security managers. Use with any microcontroller design and keep the most critical information secured—permanently.

Our DeepCover® Security Managers combine advanced physical security with on-chip, nonimprinting memory to safeguard sensitive data from the slightest physical or environmental tampering.

  • Make any design secure without new code development
  • Destroy external memory instantly when custom system thresholds meet

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Security Managers Featured Products

MAX36210 Security Supervisor with SP800-90A TRNG, Tamper Detection, and Cryptography

As Internet connectivity and greater intelligence get integrated into more products, these produ...
  • Low-Power Security Supervisor Enables Cost Effective Security Solution
    • 1KB Battery-Backed NV SRAM with High-Speed Erase on its AES-256 Encryption Key
    • 4KB Flash Data Storage
    • Battery-Backed Tamper Circuit and RTC
    • Low-Current Battery-Backup Operation
    • Operates from Single 3.3V Supply
  • Security Features Facilitate System-Level Protection
    • Tamper Detection with Fast Wipe Key/Data Destruction
    • Hardware Accelerators for AES (128/192/256), 3DES, RSA (1024/2048/4096), ECDSA (p256/p384/p521), SHA (1/224/256/384/512)
    • True Hardware Random-Number Generator (NIST SP800-90A)
    • Temperature, Voltage and Die Shield Sensors to Detect Attacks
    • 2 Pairs of External Sensor Tamper Detects
    • Time Stamp for Tamper Event
    • Encrypted NV SRAM Data Transfer
    • Authentication with Connected Host
    • 104-Bit Unique Serial Number
  • Integrated Peripherals Allows for Easy Integration into Applications
    • Programmable Alarm with External Output
    • CPU Supervisor
    • SPI, I²C, UART Interfaces
    • 4 GPIO Pins

MAX36210EVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX36210

The MAX36210 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a plat­form to evaluate the capabilities of the MA...
  • USB 2.0 Micro B to Serial UART Bridge
  • SPI and I2C signals Accessed through 0.1in Headers
  • GPIOs and Miscellaneous Signals Accessed through 0.1in Headers
  • SPI, I2C, or UART Interface is Selectable through On-Board Jumpers
  • Security Self-Destruct Jumpers
  • Board Power Provided by USB Port
  • On-board 3.3V Regulator for IC and Peripherals
  • Individual Power Measurement on all IC rails through Jumpers
  • One General-Purpose LED and One General- Purpose Pushbutton Switch

DS3644 DeepCover Security Manager with 1KB Secure Memory and Programmable Tamper Hierarchy

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • Memory
    • 1024-Byte Nonimprinting Memory with High-Speed Erase
    • 64 Bytes General-Purpose RAM (Not Cleared)
    • External SRAM Control and Optional Tamper-Event Erasure
    • Segmented Tamper-Detection Memory Hierarchy with Programmable Tamper-Event Sources
  • Tamper
    • On-Chip Programmable Temperature Sensing with Proprietary Rate-of-Change (ROC) Detector
    • Two General-Purpose Tamper-Detect Logic Inputs
    • Four Uncommitted Tamper-Detect Comparator Inputs
    • Four Window Comparators with On-Chip Reference Voltage
    • Latching and Timestamping of Tamper Events
    • Crystal Oscillator Tamper Monitoring
  • Other
    • Programmable Power-Consumption Options for Very Low Standby Current
    • 64-Bit Unique Silicon Serial Number
    • On-Chip Random-Number Generator (RNG)
    • 32-Bit Seconds Counter with Watchdog Timer and Alarm Output
    • CPU Supervisor
    • I2C-Compatible Interface

DS3660 DeepCover Security Manager for Low-Voltage Operation with 1KB Secure Memory and Programmable Tamper Hierarchy

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • Memory
    • 1024-Byte Nonimprinting Memory with High-Speed Erase
    • 64 Bytes General-Purpose RAM (Not Cleared)
    • External SRAM Control and Optional Tamper-Event Erasure
    • Segmented Tamper-Detection Memory Hierarchy with Programmable Tamper-Event Sources
  • Tamper
    • On-Chip Programmable Temperature Sensing with Proprietary ROC Detector
    • Two General-Purpose Tamper-Detect Logic Inputs
    • Four Uncommitted Tamper-Detect Comparator Inputs
    • Four Window Comparators with On-Chip Reference Voltage
    • Latching and Timestamping of Tamper Events
    • Crystal Oscillator Tamper Monitoring
  • Other
    • Low-Voltage Host Microprocessor Interface
    • Programmable Power-Consumption Options for Very Low Standby Current
    • 64-Bit Unique Silicon Serial Number
    • On-Chip Random-Number Generator (RNG)
    • 32-Bit Seconds Counter with Watchdog Timer and Alarm Output
    • CPU Supervisor
    • I2C-Compatible Interface

DS3605 DeepCover Security Manager for NV SRAM Control with RTC and Thermal Tamper Detection

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • RTC with Leap Year Compensation Valid Up to 2100
  • Uses Standard 32.768kHz 6pF Watch Crystal
  • Four General-Purpose Tamper Detect Comparators with Associated Reference
  • On-Chip Temperature Sensing for Detection of Thermal Attacks
  • Programmable Temperature Set-Points
  • Programmable Memory Erase Time from 0.01 to 100 Seconds
  • Timestamping of Tamper Events
  • Integrated CPU Supervisor
  • Service and Case Switch Digital Inputs
  • On-Chip Random Number Seed Generator
  • On-Chip Glitch Filter
  • I²C-Compatible Interface
  • Low Power Consumption (< 4µA at +25°C)
  • 3.0V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation

DS3600 DeepCover Security Manager with 64B Nonimprinting, Battery-Backed Encryption Key SRAM

The DS3600 is a secure supervisor with 64 bytes of SRAM for applications requiring the secure st...
  • 64-Byte Nonimprinting Key Memory with High-Speed Erase
  • External SRAM Clear upon Qualified Tamper Event
  • RTC with Leap Year Compensation Valid Up to 2100
  • Watchdog Timer
  • CPU Supervisor
  • Four General-Purpose, Tamper-Detect Comparators with Associated Reference
  • Tamper-Detect Logic Input
  • Service and Case Switch Logic Inputs
  • On-Chip Temperature Sensing with Rate-of-Change Detector
  • On-Chip Random-Number Generator
  • Latching and Time Stamping of Tamper Events
  • XTAL Oscillator Tamper Monitoring
  • Low Power Consumption
  • 3-Wire Serial Interface
  • BGA Package with No Horizontally Exposed Leads

DS3640 DeepCover Security Manager with I²C Interface and 1KB Nonimprinting Battery-Backed Encryption Key SRAM

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • 1024-Byte Nonimprinting Key Memory with High- Speed Erase
  • 64-Byte General-Purpose RAM (Not Cleared)
  • Real-Time Clock with Leap Year Compensation Valid Up to 2100
  • Watchdog Timer
  • CPU Supervisor
  • Four General-Purpose Tamper-Detect Comparators with Associated Reference
  • Three Tamper-Detect Logic Inputs
  • On-Chip Programmable Temperature Sensing with Proprietary Rate-of-Change Detector
  • On-Chip Random Number Generator (RNG)
  • Latching and Time Stamping of Tamper Events
  • Crystal Oscillator Tamper Monitoring
  • Low Power Consumption
  • 3.0V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation
  • CSBGA Package with No Horizontally Exposed Leads
Printable Data Sheet

DS3645 4KB Secure Memory with Tamper Protection for Network Server Applications

The DS3645 is a secure supervisor with 4096 bytes of SRAM for applications requiring the secure ...
  • 4096-Byte Nonimprinting Key Memory with High-Speed Erase
  • Optional External SRAM Clear Upon Qualified Tamper Event
  • 64-Byte General-Purpose RAM (Not Cleared)
  • 32-Bit Seconds Counter
  • Watchdog Timer
  • CPU Supervisor
  • Four General-Purpose Tamper-Detect Comparators
  • Four Window Comparators with On-Chip Reference Voltages
  • Two Tamper-Detect Logic Inputs
  • On-Chip, Programmable Temperature Sensing with Proprietary Rate-of-Change Detector
  • On-Chip Random-Number Generator (RNG)
  • Latching and Timestamping of Tamper Events
  • Crystal Oscillator Tamper Monitoring
  • Low-Power Consumption
  • Wide Temperature Range: -55°C to +95°C
  • CSBGA Package (7mm x 7mm x 0.8mm) with No Horizontally Exposed Leads
  • I²C-Compatible Interface

DS3641 DeepCover Security Manager with SPI-Compatible Interface and 1KB Nonimprinting Key Memory

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • 1024-Byte Nonimprinting Key Memory with High-Speed Erase
  • 64-Byte General-Purpose RAM (Not Cleared)
  • Real-Time Clock
  • Watchdog Timer
  • CPU Supervisor
  • Four General-Purpose Tamper-Detection Comparators with Associated Reference
  • Three Tamper-Detection Logic Inputs
  • On-Chip Programmable Temperature Sensor
  • On-Chip Random Number Generator
  • Latching and Time-Stamping of Tamper Events
  • 3.3V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation
  • BGA Package
Printable Data Sheet

MAX36051EVKIT Evaluation Kit for the DeepCover Security Manager (MAX36051)

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • USB Communication
  • External Power Supply for VCCI and VBAT
  • On-Board Microcontroller to Generate 4-Wire Commands
  • Prototype Area
  • Windows XP®- and Windows® 7-Compatible Software
  • USB HID interface
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Consists of a Single .EXE File
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

DS3655 DeepCover Security Manager with Ultra-Low-Power Tamper Detection and Nonimprinting Memory

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • 64-Byte Nonimprinting Key Memory with High-Speed Erase
  • 32-Bit Elapsed Time Counter
  • Integrated CPU Supervisor
  • On-Chip Programmable Temperature Sensing
  • Two Active-Low Tamper-Detect Inputs
  • Two Active-High Tamper-Detect Inputs
  • Latching of Tamper Events
  • Oscillator Tamper Monitoring
  • Low-Power Consumption
  • 3.0V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation
  • 16-Ball CSBGA (4mm x 4mm x 1mm)
MAX36051 DeepCover Security Manager with 128 Bytes of Nonimprinting Memory

MAX36051 DeepCover Security Manager with 128 Bytes of Nonimprinting Memory

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • 128 Bytes of Nonimprinting Memory with High-Speed Erase
  • Two General-Purpose Tamper-Detect Comparators with Associated Reference
  • Latches State of All Tamper-Detect Comparators
  • Free-Running, 32-Bit Elapsed Time Counter
  • 4-Wire-Compatible Interface
  • Programmable Glitch Filters
  • On-Chip, Programmable Temperature Sensor
  • System Power Monitor for Detection of Power Supply Attacks
  • Tamper-Interrupt Output
  • Integrated CPU Supervisor
  • Battery-Backup Controller
  • Programmable Ultra-Low Power Consumption
    • 1.5µA at +25°C (typ)
  • 3.0V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation
Printable Data Sheet

DS3650 DeepCover Security Manager with Thermal Tamper Detection

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced ph...
  • Designed to Meet PCI/PED System Operating Requirements
  • Two General-Purpose Tamper Detect Comparators with Associated Reference
  • Latches State of All Tamper Detect Comparators
  • Free-Running 32-Bit Elapsed Time Counter
  • 4-Wire-Compatible Interface
  • Programmable Glitch Filters
  • On-Chip Programmable Temperature Sensor
  • System Power Monitor for Detection of Power Supply Attacks
  • Tamper-Interrupt Output
  • Integrated CPU Supervisor
  • Battery-Backup Controller
  • Programmable Ultra-Low Power Consumption: 1.8µA at +25°C (typ)
  • 3.0V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation
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Security Manager Design and Development

MAXREFDES179# Reference Design Board

MAXREFDES179# Reference Design Board

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MAXREFDES178 and Artificial Intelligence Applications

This document describes the cube camera development platform based on the MAX78000 and MAX32666.

MAXREFDES1034: High-Efficiency Power Supply for TVs Using MAX17506

The MAXREFDES1034 is an auxiliary power supply for TV applications. This design provides a 5V ou...

MAXREFDES1018: Boost, Single-Output, DC-DC Converter, 1V to 3.3V Input, 13.5V/6mA Output

The MAX1606 is a step-up DC-DC converter that contains a 0.5A internal power switch and a 0.5A o...

MAXREFDES1105: Miniature, 5V/2A, Synchronous, No-Opto Flyback DC-DC Converter with 90.4% Efficiency Using MAX17690 and MAX17606

Due to its simplicity and low cost, the flyback converter is the preferred choice for low-to-med...
MAXREFDES1177: PoE Powered Device and 12V/600mA No-Opto Flyback DC-DC Converter Using the MAX17690 and MAX5969B

MAXREFDES1177: PoE Powered Device and 12V/600mA No-Opto Flyback DC-DC Converter Using the MAX17690 and MAX5969B

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows network cables to deliver power to a power...

MAXREFDES1142: Ultra miniature Two Layer 4A, 1.8V Step-Down DC-DC Converter with Integrated Switches Using MAX15051

The MAX15051 is a high-efficiency switching regulator that delivers up to 4A load current at out...

MAXREFDES1186: 7.5W 3.3V Offline Flyback Converter Using the MAX17595

The MAX17595 is a peak-current-mode controller for designing wide input-voltage flyback regulato...

MAXREFDES1043: How to Monitor SpO2 Levels Using the MAX30102

The MAXREFDES1043 is designed for SpO2 measurements based on Maxim’s new-generation biosensor—th...

MAXREFDES1122: 24W DC-DC Flyback Converter Using MAX17596

The MAX17596 is a peak-current-mode controller for designing wide input-voltage flyback regulato...

MAXREFDES1051: 24V/2A, Active Clamp Forward DC-DC Converter Using MAX17599

The MAX17599 low IQ active clamp current mode pulsewidth modulation (PWM) controller contains al...

MAXREFDES1148: 5V/2.5A, Synchronous, No-Opto Isolated PoE DC-DC Converter

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that allows network cables to deliver power to a power...
MAXREFDES1256: 49W DC-DC Flyback Converter Using MAX17597

MAXREFDES1256: 49W DC-DC Flyback Converter Using MAX17597

The MAXREFDES1256 is an isolated power supply capable of delivering 7V at up to 7A load current.
MAXREFDES1015: Minimum Component PSE Controller for Detecting IEEE 802.3af/at Devices Using MAX5971B

MAXREFDES1015: Minimum Component PSE Controller for Detecting IEEE 802.3af/at Devices Using MAX5971B

The MAX5971B is a single-port power controller designed for use in IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant pow...

MAXREFDES1263: True Wireless Stereo Cradle and Earbuds

This solution demonstrates a small size, low power, high effective, high accuracy power manageme...

MAXREFDES1165: 32-Channel Industrial Digital I/O Module

The MAXREFDES1165 is a complete, 32-channel industrial digital I/O module comprising 16 digital ...

MAXREFDES150#: Pocket IO PLC Development Platform

Pocket IO™ integrates 30 IO's consisting of Analog I/Os, Digital I/Os, RS485, Encoder / Motor Co...