New and Innovative Solutions for Industrial and Medical Markets to Be Showcased at electronica 2014

New products by Maxim Integrated implement industrial, medical, Industry 4.0, and mobile payment applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – At electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from November 11-14, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) showcases several new and innovative solutions for the industrial and medical markets.

Improving the Accuracy of Flow Metering for Utilities

Operating for up to 20 years on a single "A"-size battery, the MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic flow meter reference design significantly improves water- and heat-metering accuracy. This solid-state flow meter is 10x more accurate than mechanical meters and 4x more accurate than competitive ultrasonic solutions. At the heart of the MAXREFDES70# reference design is the MAX35101, a complete time-to-digital converter with analog front-end (AFE) that measures the difference of upstream and downstream ultrasonic pulses with very high accuracy.

Expanding the Breadth of Wearable Medical Devices

Maxim's Wellness Platform is a suite of hardware and software for wearable medical applications. Flexible and scalable, this platform lets designers optimize the capabilities of wellness devices, lower their RD costs, and meet stringent time-to-market requirements. The platform provides power and battery management, digital processing, highly integrated sensors, ultra-low-power communications, and industry-leading security. The portfolio currently includes:

    --  MAX32600 "Wasp," a highly integrated ARM® Cortex®-M3 low-power

        microcontroller with high-precision analog performance. Its integrated

        Trust Protection Unit provides the highest level of security with

        onboard public key authentication, data encryption, and tamper


    --  MAX14676, a tiny power- and battery-management solution that saves space

        with a high level of integration. It extends the battery life of

        wearable electronics.

    --  MAX21100, a monolithic 3-axis gyroscope plus 3-axis accelerometer

        inertial measurement unit (IMU) that provides low power and high

        accuracy. It is the industry's smallest and thinnest 6DoF IMU with a

        stable, accurate gyroscope and reliable accelerometer.

    --  MAX30100, a fully integrated optical biosensor combining two LEDs,

        photodetector, optimized optics, and low-noise AFE. It is the industry's

        smallest and lowest power pulse oximeter and heart-rate solution.

    --  MAX66242, a secure authenticator that is a dual-interface tag IC and

        combines an ISO 15693 front-end with an I(2)C circuit block on a single

        chip. Its SHA-256 engine runs a symmetric key-based bidirectional secure

        authentication scheme to protect against counterfeiting and cloning.

Advancing the Efficiency of Industry 4.0

The Micro PLC platform gives designers new tools to implement the efficiency of Industry 4.0 with less power, parts, and total costs. The platform consists of five reference designs, so compact that they fit together in the palm of your hand. They can operate as stand-alone subsystems and be configured and tested easily with a laptop's USB port. The Micro PLC platform delivers a 10x reduction in form factor, provides > 50% power savings, and processes digital I/O outputs up to 70x faster than ever before. Supporting the Industry 4.0 distributed model, Maxim has developed multiple products that are interoperable with the Micro PLC platform:

    --  MAXREFDES60#, an ultra-low-power, highly accurate 16-bit analog output

        system that includes a microcontroller and an isolated power

        architecture. Operating at less than 250mW, this complete system design

        is highly integrated and comes in an ultra-small form factor

        approximately the size of a credit card.

    --  MAXREFDES61#, a quad analog input subsystem with isolated power and

        data, comes in a small form factor and typically operates at less than


    --  MAX11270, a 24-bit, 10mW, delta-sigma ADC with integrated PGA that

        offers the highest signal-to-noise (SNR) and lowest power in its class.

    --  MAX17515, a 5A, 2.4V to 5.5V input, complete switch-mode power supply

        with built-in inductor that reduces energy loss and heat with 92%


    --  MAX17552, a 4V to 60V, 100mA, ultra-small synchronous step-down DC-DC

        converter that is compliant to IEC61131-2 PLC standards. It reduces heat

        dissipation and enables up to 50% cooler operation.

Mobile Payment

With the MPOS-STD2 mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) reference platform, payment terminal providers can enable customers to enter the emerging mobile payment market. Designers with little to a high level of expertise can significantly reduce RD costs and get to market faster by moving through product design and PCI certification rapidly. The MPOS-STD2 is based on the MAX32550 DeepCover® MPOS System on a Chip (SoC), and incorporates important system-level MPOS terminal requirements.

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View live demonstrations of Maxim's products at electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. Maxim will be located in hall A4, stand 266. For more information about Maxim's presence at electronica, visit

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