Maxim Introduces Automotive-Grade Secure Authenticator to Offer Better Vehicle Security

Maxim Introduces Automotive-Grade Secure Authenticator to Offer Better Vehicle Security

November 26, 2019

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc has introduced DS28C40 DeepCover automotive secure authenticator to reduce the design complexity and software vulnerability of current approaches to ensure only genuine components are used for many electronic systems, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

The DS28C40 DeepCover authenticator is the industry’s first and only authenticator that meets the AEC-Q100 standard with Grade 1 performance. It replaces microcontroller-based approaches and reduces both system design complexity and associated code development efforts. It is efficient in deterring theft of high-value components such as front-light modules. Also, it is great in offering public-private key asymmetric ECDSA (ECC-P256 curve) and other key authentication algorithms built into the IC, allowing OEMs to skip development of proprietary device-level code. This and other algorithms in the authenticator IC offers a strong protection against unauthorized components that could compromise performance, safety and data integrity. The DS28c40 will be available in a compact, 4mmx3mm TDFN package and operates over the temperature range of -40 degree to +125 degree Celsius.

"As electronic content increases in automotive platforms, so does the threat of substandard aftermarket components that could compromise vehicle safety and performance," said Tanner Johnson, senior IoT and connectivity analyst at IHS Markit, now a part of Informa Tech. "Leading manufacturers are appropriately concerned about these threats, and any standards-based security technology that promises to thwart the use of uncertified components and makes the process more cost effective will draw strong interest from designers."

"Automotive OEMS and Tier-1s are faced with time and resource constraints when it comes to implementing security for advanced electronic systems," said Michael Haight, director, Embedded Security at Maxim Integrated. "Our latest small-footprint authenticator ICs help them add the most advanced crypto-security available without adding new development teams to write and debug the code that is typically required for microcontroller and software-dependent approaches."

Source: Maxim Integrated

Author : Meha Prasad


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