Metrology, security, and communication combined in a single SoC
Published: 8 October 2012 - Michelle Winny
A highly integrated smart-meter SoC from Maxim Integrated offers security and protection in a single chip for the smart grid.
The company’s Zeus chip is capable of delivering highly accurate metrology, multiple layers of security, and plenty of processing horsepower for current advanced communication protocols.
This chip is a platform for development in multiple end markets, supporting a wide range of security and communication requirements. A built-in cryptographic module secures communication; a secure bootloader prevents unauthorised firmware modification; and tamper detection assures providers that any attempts to physically attack the meter will be detected, recorded, and reported.