Secure MCU offers multilayered protection
Maxim’s MAX32560 DeepCover secure microcontroller eases EMV contactless terminal design by eliminating the need for up to six external chips. This highly integrated component cloaks sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced physical security, simplifying the EMV and PCI-PTS certification process.
Based on an ARM Cortex-M3 processor core, the MAX32560 provides active tamper protection, scrambling keypad for PIN handling, and a secure cryptographic engine. It also integrates a number of analog interfaces to reduce PCB footprint, including a full EMV contactless reader interface, two EMV smart-card interfaces, a DSP-based magnetic stripe reader, two-channel ADC, and DAC.
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