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San Jose, Calif.-based Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has introduced Zeus, a smart meter system-on-a-chip that combines metrology, security and communication.

Maxim says Zeus provides meter manufacturers with a platform for development in multiple end markets. A built-in cryptographic module secures communication; a bootloader prevents unauthorized firmware modification; and tamper detection assures providers that any attempts to physically attack the meter will be detected, recorded and reported, the company adds.

The Zeus platform includes the MAX71616, MAX71617, MAX71636 and MAX71637.


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