Maxim heart-rate biometrics sensors to run B-Secur HeartKey algorithm
The software company integrated its HeartKey algorithm into the MAX32663A electrocardiogram (ECG) biometric sensor hub microcontroller which communicates with the MAX30003 low-power ECG sensor to provide streamlined health biometrics.
The combined solution promises to speed up product distribution as it makes algorithm licensing obsolete. B-Secur’s HeartKey was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in semiconductors used for health tracking, medical technology, and wellness. This collaboration follows a similar biometrics partnership between B-Secur’s and LifeQ.
Maxim’s Microcontroller Business Unit Executive Director at Maxim Integrated Kris Ardis said, “We designed the MAX32660 family of microcontrollers as a secure algorithm hub to incorporate intelligent features in low power, small devices. The announcement today is a great example of that: B-Secur brings a rich suite of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared health algorithms, and Maxim brings its small, low-power sensor hub microcontroller and ECG front end hardware components. The MAX32663A ECG biometric sensor hub and MAX30003 low power ECG sensor provide design engineers with a tiny, proven, quick path to integrate powerful ECG analysis features into their next wearable device.”
Maxim Integrated’s website and authorized distributors price the MAX32663A ECG biometric sensor hub at $7.68 per unit (1000-up, FOB USA) and its MAX30003WING2 evaluation board at $200.00 per unit.
“Particularly in wearables, the end devices must be something a consumer will wear regularly, so board real estate is at a premium,” said B-Secur Chief Commercial Officer Ben Carter. “Combining the advanced HeartKey algorithm features within the small form factor of the MAX32663A is something we know our end customers value.”