Features and Benefits

  • ECDSA Engine for Public-Key Signature Using a Defined SEC Domain Parameter Set
  • On-Chip Hardware Random Number Generator
  • Private and Public Key Can Be Computed by the Device or Loaded from Outside with Optional Automatic Locking
  • Separate User-Programmable and Lockable Memory Space to Store a Public-Key Certificate
  • 17-Bit One-Time Settable, Nonvolatile Decrement-On-Command Counter
  • SHA-256 Engine to Compute a Hash of EEPROM Page Data and Host Challenge for Subsequent ECDSA Signing
  • 1024 Bit of User EEPROM Organized as Four Pages of 256 Bits
  • Programmable and Irreversible User EEPROM Protection Modes Including Write Protection, Read Protection, and OTP/EPROM Emulation for Individual Memory Pages
  • Unique Factory-Programmed 64-Bit Identification Number
  • Single-Contact 1-Wire Interface Communicates with Host at Up to 76.9kbps
  • Operating Range: 3.3V ±10%, -40°C to +85°C
  • ±8kV HBM ESD Protection (typ) for IO Pin
  • 8-Pin TDFN and 6-Pin TSOC Packages

Product Details

DeepCover® embedded security solutions cloak sensitive data under multiple layers of advanced physical security to provide the most secure key storage possible.
The DeepCover Secure Authenticator (DS28E35) provides a highly secure solution for a host controller to authenticate peripherals based on the industry standard (FIPS 186) public-key based Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). The ECDSA engine computes keys and signatures using a pseudorandom curve over a prime field according to the “Standards for Efficient Cryptography (SEC)”. The private and public key can be computed by the device or installed by the user and optionally locked. Separate memory space is set aside to store and lock a public-key certificate as it is needed to verify authenticity. In addition to ECDSA-related memory, the device has 1024 bits of user memory that is organized as four pages of 256 bits. Page protection modes include write protection, read protection, and one-time-programmable (OTP) memory emulation modes. The DS28E35 also features a one-time settable, nonvolatile 17-bit decrement-on-command counter, which can be used to keep track of the lifetime of the object to which the DS28E35 is attached. Each device has its own guaranteed unique 64-bit ROM identification number (ROM ID) that is factory programmed into the chip. This unique ROM ID is used as a fundamental input parameter for cryptographic operations and also serves as an electronic serial number within the application. The DS28E35 communicates over the single-contact 1-Wire® bus at overdrive speed. The communication follows the 1-Wire protocol with the ROM ID acting as node address in the case of a multi-device 1-Wire network.


  • Authentication of Consumables
  • Medical Sensors
  • Peripheral Authentication
  • Printer Cartridge Identification and Authentication
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