Medical device designers are capable of securing surgical tool data from high-energy, memory-disruptiive gamma radiation utilized for sterilization. Simultaneously, it also offers tool security with specific abilities like counterfeit prevention or secure tool use management with the help of DS28E83 DeepCover® secure authenticator from Maxim.
The DS28E83 DeepCover® from Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM), is one of the first secure authentication solution designed specifically for gamma sterilization exposure. It is reckoned for taking better care of patient safety and has both Secure Hash Algorithm-256-based cryptographic features and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). The 1-Wire® Interface permits simple integration inside the designs.
Medical device makers usually sterilize limited-use surgical sensors or tools via a e-beam or a gamma process. Higher radiation exposure included in either of these processes can easily disturb or damage the regular Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) that are used by electronic devices that are used for automatic recognition, calibration, as well as manufacturing data. It is enough to ut the medical device data in jeopardy along with safety of the patient. Both these factors play an important role for medical device manufacturers.
The DS28E83 DeepCover® secure authenticator integrates the radiation-tolerant NVM to keep away data loss during sterilization. With the help of this capability, the device designers are able to implement cost-effective protection from illegal aftermarket device counterfeiting and re-use. It permits the electronic surgical devices to undertake e-beam or gamma sterilization, which means it plays a vital role in securing patient’s safety. The authentication is implemented into it using standard and application-targeting elliptic curve, public key cryptography that keeps the patients safe against various risks related to non-qualified counterfeit instruments as well as incidental re-use. The IC is also simple in terms of integration inside the customer’s design, it uses Maxim’s single-contact 1-Wire interface that can be applied to both sensor applications and surgical tools.
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