4KB Secure Memory with Tamper Protection for Network Server Applications

Single-Chip Solution Integrates Advanced Physical Security with On-Chip Encryption Key Memory

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The DS3645 is a secure supervisor with 4096 bytes of SRAM for applications requiring the secure storage of sensitive data and the physical tamper-sensing response functions required in cryptographic processors and data security equipment.

One of the DS3645's primary features is the on-chip encryption key memory, consisting of 32 128-byte banks incorporating a high-speed, direct-clearing function. The 4KB key memory is constantly complemented in the background to prevent memory imprinting. In the event of a qualified tamper event, the key memory is rapidly cleared and a negative bias is applied to clear SRAM external to the DS3645.

The device includes a real-time seconds counter, watchdog timer, CPU supervisor, nonvolatile (NV) SRAM controller, and on-chip temperature sensor. In the event of a primary power failure, an external battery source is automatically switched in to keep the key memory, seconds counter, and tamper-detection circuitry active. The DS3645 provides low-leakage tamper-detection inputs for interface to external sensors, interlocks, and antitamper meshes. The DS3645 also invokes a tamper event if the backup battery drops below a specified threshold or absolute temperature, if the temperature rate-of-change exceeds programmed limits, or if the crystal oscillator frequency falls outside a specified window. The tamper event is latched and timestamped for future debugging purposes.

Access to the seconds counter, tamper monitoring, key memory, and device configuration is conducted through an I2-C-compatible interface. The DS3645 is assembled in a CSBGA package, which enhances key security because the leads are not exposed to the outer edges of the package.

Key Features

  • 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


  • Alarm Systems
  • Gaming
  • IT Security
  • Point-of-Sale Terminals
  • Routers/Switches

See parametric specs for Security Managers (12)

Part NumberAnalog Voltages MonitoredDigital Inputs MonitoredInternal Key Memory
Package/PinsOper. Temp.
DS3645 1244096
-55 to +95

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Product Reliability Reports: DS3645.pdf 
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Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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