Evaluation Kit for the DeepCover Secure Microcontroller (MAXQ1103)

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DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced physical security to provide the most secure key storage possible.

The evaluation kit (EV kit) for the DeepCover Secure Microcontroller (MAXQ1103) is a proven platform to conveniently evaluate the capabilities of the MAXQ1103. The EV kit board contains the MAXQ1103, two smart card sockets, a PIN pad, and all the communication connectors needed to get started with a financial terminal design. With the included power supply, software, serial-to-JTAG board, and a serial cable connected to a personal computer, the EV kit provides a completely functional system ideal for evaluating the capabilities of the MAXQ1103.

Key Features

  • Easily Load Code and Debug Using Supplied JTAG Board
  • JTAG Interface Provides In-Application Debugging Features
    • Step-by-Step Execution Tracing
    • Breakpointing by Code Address, Data Memory Address, or Register Access
    • Data Memory View and Edit
  • Includes Two-Line by 20-Character LCD Module for Rapid Product Development and Debugging
  • On-Board 3.3V and 1.8V Linear Regulators
  • 4x4 Keypad Matrix
  • Self-Destruct Inputs Brought Out to Header for Connecting to External Trigger Circuits
  • Battery for Memory Backup and Real-Time Clock Operation
  • Level-Shifted RS-232 Interface for Serial Ports 0 and 1
  • Test/Expansion Headers
  • Two Smart Card Sockets (One Full-Size Socket and One SIM Socket) for Prototyping IC Card Applications
  • USB Connector
  • 4MB Flash for External Program Code Storage and 4MB SRAM for External Data Storage (Additional to the MAXQ1103 Integrated 512KB Flash and 32KB SRAM)
  • Included Board Schematics Provide a Convenient Reference Design

Technical Documents

App Note 4431 Destructive Reset Diagnostic Routine for the DeepCover Secure Microcontroller (MAXQ1103)

Quality and Environmental Data

Request Reliability Report for: MAXQ1103-KIT 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

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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