Meet DARWIN

A New Breed of MCU, Built for the Evolving IoT

Smarter, leaner, tougher. DARWIN is ready for what’s next.

DARWIN MCUs are built to run any application you can imagine—in places where you wouldn’t dream of sending other MCUs. They’re as smart as they are power efficient, combining the biggest embedded memories in their class with Maxim’s wearable-grade power technology. Now you can design smarter IoT products, without running out of code space or battery life. And with the most advanced cybersecurity ever, you’ll be ready for anything you encounter.

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An Evolutionary Leap in Ultra-Low-Power Processors

Wearable-grade power technology lets you do more with smaller batteries.
Biggest embedded memories in class enable you to build smarter products.
Massively scalable memory architecture means you’re ready for what’s next.
World’s most advanced embedded security protects your customers and your brand.


When you marry DARWIN MCUs with the nanoPower family of products, you'll get designs with the longest battery life and the smallest form factors. Our nanoPower products provide DC-DC conversion, signal conditioning, and supervisory functions—in tiny sizes, with high efficiency and minimal power consumption. With their low quiescent current, nanoPower ICs show why it’s smart to lower your IQ. Together, DARWIN and nanoPower use energy responsibly, so your battery doesn’t have to work any harder than it needs to.


Meet the DARWIN Family of Products

Featured Parts

MAX32660 Ultra-Small, 256KB Flash, 96KB SRAM Learn more
MAX32620, MAX32621 2MB Flash, 256KB SRAM Learn more
MAX32625, MAX32626 512KB Flash, 160KB SRAM Learn more
MAX32630, MAX32631 2MB Flash, 512KB SRAM Learn more

Get Started Today with a DARWIN Development Board

Rapid Development Platform for the MAX32630 Arm® Cortex®-M4F MCU

MAX32630FTHR

Ultra-low-power with on-board PMIC, 2MB flash, 512KB SRAM and peripherals in a tiny dual-row header board.

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Arm® Mbed-Enabled Development Platform for the MAX32625 ARM Cortex®-M4F MCU

MAX32625MBED

Includes prototyping area, Arduino-compatible connectors, 512KB flash, 160KB SRAM, USB interface, and GPIO devices.

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Development Platform for the MAX32625 Arm® Cortex®-M4F MCU

MAX32625PICO

Ultra-low-power with on-board PMIC, 512KB flash, and 160KB SRAM in a tiny 0.6in x 1.0in dual-row header board.

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Health Sensor Platform

MAXREFDES100

mbed-enabled sensor platform for rapid evaluation of wearable health and fitness solutions. Measures motion, temperature, biopotential, pulse oximetry, and heart rate.

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Arm Cortex-M4F Development Platform with Expansion Connectors for Battery-Powered Devices

MAX32620FTHR

Mbed-enabled development platform for the MAX32620 ultra-low-power microcontroller. On-board PMIC, fuel gauge, peripherals, and Pmod™ connectors enable rapid development with a small 0.9in x 2.0in board.

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