MAXQ1852

DeepCover Secure Microcontroller with Fast Wipe Technology and Cryptography

High-Security Microcontroller for Single-Chip PCI-PTS Smart PIN Pads


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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 Microcontroller (MAXQ1852) is a low-power, 32-bit RISC device designed for electronic commerce, banking, and data security systems. It combines high-performance, single-cycle processing, sophisticated tamper-detection technology, and advanced cryptographic hardware to provide industry-leading data security and secret key protection.

Physical security mechanisms include environmental sensors that detect out of range voltage or temperature conditions, responding with rapid zeroization of critical data. Four external dynamic tamper sensors allow for a user-defined tamper response. An internal shield over the silicon provides protection from microprobe attacks. A high-speed internal ring oscillator is provided to thwart attacks that rely on controlling the clock rate of the chip. To protect data, the device integrates several high-speed encryption engines. Algorithms supported in hardware include AES (128-, 192-, and 256-bit), DES, triple DES (2-key and 3-key), ECDSA (160-, 192-, and 256-bit keys), DSA, RSA (up to 2048 bits), SHA-1, SHA-224, and SHA-256. The device’s advanced security features are designed to meet the stringent requirements of regulations such as ITSEC E3 High, FIPS 140-2 Level 3, and the Common Criteria certifications.

The MAXQ1852 includes 256KB of flash memory, 8KB of SRAM, 4KB of AES encryptable battery-backed SRAM, and 256-bit secure, battery-backed, flip-flop-based key storage. Several communication protocols are supported with hardware engines, including ISO 7816 for smart card applications, USB (slave interface with four end-point buffers), an RS-232 universal synchronous/asynchronous receiver-transmitter (USART), an SPI interface (master or slave mode support). Other peripherals supported on the MAXQ1852 include a true hardware random-number generator (RNG), a real-time clock (RTC), a programmable watchdog timer, and flexible 16-bit timers that support capture, compare, and pulse-width modulation (PWM) operations.

Key Features

  • High-Performance, Low-Power, 32-Bit MAXQ30 RISC Core
  • Single 3.3V Supply Enables Low Power/Flexible Interfacing
  • DC to 16MHz Code Execution Across Entire Operating Range
  • On-Chip 2x/4x Clock Multiplier
  • 16-Bit Instruction Word, 32-Bit Internal Data Bus
  • 16 x 32-Bit Accumulators
  • Virtually Unlimited Software Stack
  • Optimized for C-Compiler (High-Speed/Density Code)
  • Security Features
    • 65MHz Cryptography Engine Execution to Reduce Processing Time
    • ECDSA-Based Secure Loader
    • Unique ID
    • Tamper Detection with Fast Wipe Key/Data Destruction
    • 4 External Dynamic Tamper Sensors
    • Hardware AES and DES Engines
    • Public Key Cryptographic Accelerator for DSA, ECDSA, and RSA
    • Supports SHA-1, SHA-224, and SHA-256
    • True Hardware RNG and PRNG
    • Unalterable, Battery-Backed RTC
    • Hardware CRC-32/16
  • Memory
    • 256KB Flash, Composed of 2048-Byte Pages (20K Erase/Write Cycles per Sector)
    • 8KB SRAM, 4KB Battery-Backed SRAM
    • 256-Bit, Battery-Backed, Flip-Flop-Based Secure Key Storage
    • Dedicated Cryptographic Memory Space
  • I/O and Peripherals
    • Up to 32 General-Purpose I/O Pins
    • 5V Tolerant I/O
    • Power-Fail Warning
    • Power-On Reset/Brownout Reset
    • JTAG I/F for System Programming and Accessing On-Chip Debugger
    • USB I/F with Four End-Point Buffers
    • ISO 7816 Smart Card UART with FIFO
    • 4 16-Bit Timer/Counters, Two with PWM Function
    • SPI and USART Communication Ports
    • Programmable Watchdog Timer
  • Low Power Consumption
    • 1.1µA typ Current Draw in Battery-Backed Mode, Preserving 4KB AES Encryptable NV SRAM and 256-Bit Flip-Flop-Based Secure Master Key Storage, with Security Sensors Active (1.5µA with RTC and Active Die Shield Enabled)

Applications/Uses

  • Certificate Authentication
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Signature Generation
  • EMV® Banking
  • Pay-per-Play
  • Secure Access Control
  • Secure Data Storage

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAXQ1852.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

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