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Welcome to First Look, brought to you by DigiKey and Maxim Integrated.

Even though security is a critical issue, too few designers pay proper attention to it. Some of this stems from a lack of knowledge, but mostly it stems from a lack of viable and cost-effective solutions. Just as there are many ways to break into a physical building, there are many ways to enter a smart connected electronic system. Using techniques from fault injection, to side-channel analysis, to brute-force physical reverse-engineering attacks, criminals and casual hackers have an impressive palette of tools to attack your systems. And all of these types of attacks are commonly deployed against systems, usually driven by financial motivations of the attacker.

Maxim Integrated’s hardware-based security solutions provide the most cost effective protection of the assets of embedded systems, as our newest embedded security ICs feature not only turn-key cryptography that is easily integrated into a system, but also ChipDNA-based physically unclonable function (PUF) technology, the most advanced level of protection against invasive attacks currently available.

Learn more in the video below. 

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