Maxim Integrated — A New Breed of MCU, Built for the Evolving IoT: DARWIN Low-Power Microcontrollers


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An Evolutionary Leap in Ultra-Low-Power Processors

DARWIN MCUs are built to run any application you can imagine—in places where you wouldn’t dream of sending other MCUs. They’re as smart as they are power efficient, combining the biggest embedded memories in their class with wearable-grade power technology. Now you can design smarter IoT products, without running out of code space or battery life. And with the most advanced cybersecurity ever, you’ll be ready for anything you encounter.

Based on the Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU, DARWIN MCUs support advanced applications even under restrictive power constraints to enable development of next-generation internet of things (IoT) sensors, environmental sensors, smartwatches, medical/preventive health wearables, and other size-constrained designs.

MAX32660: Powerful Processing in the Tiniest Form Factor
With 256KB Flash and 96KB SRAM, the MAX32660 provides access to enough memory to run some advanced algorithms and manage sensors. It also offers excellent power performance (as low as 50μW/MHz), an impressively small size (1.6 x 1.6mm WLP package), and a cost-effective price point.

MAX32652: Low-Power with Scalable Memory
With 3MB Flash, 1MB SRAM integrated on-chip and running up to 120MHz, the MAX32652 offers a highly integrated solution for IoT devices that strive to do more processing and provide more intelligence. Integrated high-speed peripherals and a complete security engine position the MAX32652 as the low-power brain for advanced IoT devices.


  • Ultra-low-power: Lowest power active-mode with advanced power management features and low power SRAM retention modes extend
    battery life
  • Highly integrated: Integrated high-speed peripherals including SD card controllers, high-speed USB 2.0, TFT display, and external memory busses
  • Secure: Leverages Maxim’s best in class security toolbox to enable the highest level of security for IoT devices