Ultra-Reliable Arm Cortex-M4F Microcontroller from Maxim Integrated Offers Industry's Lowest Power Consumption and Smallest Size for Industrial, Healthcare and IoT Sensor Applications

Maxim MAX32670

MAX32670 saves 40% power and 50% space, includes ECC-protected memory for increased equipment uptime

Reduce power consumption and size while increasing reliability of industrial, healthcare and internet of things (IoT) applications with the MAX32670 low-power Arm® Cortex®-M4 microcontroller (MCU) with floating-point unit from Maxim Integrated Products. This device protects all embedded memory for both flash and SRAM with error-code correction (ECC) in order to provide the highest reliability MCU.

Maxim - MAX32670

In many industrial and IoT applications, high energy particles and other environmental challenges present the danger of bombarding memory and creating bit flips during the normal course of operations – especially as process nodes drop to 40 nm and lower. This can disrupt MCU operation and produce incorrect or even dangerous results. To prevent catastrophic ramifications like these, the MAX32670 protects its entire memory footprint (384 kB flash and 128 kB SRAM) with ECC to prevent bit flips and enhance reliability. With ECC, single-bit errors are detected and corrected by hardware, making it difficult for bit flip errors to have a negative impact on the application.

With just 40 µW/MHz of active power consumption, the MAX32670 executes commands from flash at 40% lower power than the closest competitive industrial solution. It is the lowest power solution for battery-operated sensor applications. MAX32670 is also 50% smaller than the closest competitor, giving developers the opportunity to reduce solution size and material costs.

Key Advantages

  • High Reliability:
    ECC-protected flash and SRAM prevent bit flips for higher uptime; secure boot and crypto hardware enhance reliability.
  • Lowest Power:
    40 µW/MHz of active power consumption – 40% lower than competition.
  • World’s Smallest:
    50% smaller footprint than competitors – comes in ultra-small 1.8 mm × 2.6 mm WLP and 5 mm × 5 mm TQFN.

Availability and Pricing

  • The MAX32670 is available at Maxim Integrated’s website for $1.44 (1000-up, FOB USA); also available from authorized distributors
  • The MAX32670EVKIT# evaluation kit is available for $25
The MAX32670 evaluation kit
The MAX32670 evaluation kit.
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