November 9, 2010 -- AuthenTec, Inc. today announced that AppliedMicro Corp. has selected AuthenTec's Embedded Security for integration into its new PacketPro multicore process system-on-chip (SOC) family. The PacketPro family incorporates AuthenTec's SafeXcel EIP-96 Inline Packet Engine, SafeXcel EIP-28 Public Key Accelerator (PKA) and SafeXcel EIP-75 True Random Number Generator (TRNG), removing processor load from the PacketPro and enhancing its ability to provide end-to-end security for a wide range of mission-critical applications in wireless and wired networking, multi-function printer, industrial and access point markets.
AuthenTec's SafeXcel EIP-96 is an efficient packet engine for multicore SOC designs, accelerating cryptographic operations within the PacketPro device. The EIP-96 also implements data-manipulation instructions including data insertion, data removal, data replacement and retrieval. The PacketPro also integrates AuthenTec's SafeXcel EIP-28 PKA, which is a cost-effective and power-efficient solution for accelerating public key cryptography based on algorithms including RSA, DSA, DH, ECC and ElGamal encryption.
AppliedMicro's PacketPro also includes AuthenTec's SafeXcel EIP-75 TRNG to enhance secure data communications, secure electronic transactions and secure data storage. The TRNG is used to generate keys, initialize vectors, cookies, and generate numbers or bitstreams that are used only once (nonces). This embedded security combination from AuthenTec enhances the cryptographic security features of the PacketPro while conserving processor load and reducing power consumption.
"We chose AuthenTec's industry-proven embedded-security IP for use in our PacketPro because it adds critical security functionality and high-speed cryptographic features without compromising processor throughput needed for today's complex, high-speed data communications and electronic transaction tasks," said Vinay Ravuri, Vice President and General Manager of AppliedMicro's Processing Products Division. "AuthenTec provided an easy-to-integrate and highly compatible IP offering that helped us achieve the security and performance goals established for this new SOC processor."
About AppliedMicro's PacketPro
AppliedMicro developed the PacketPro multicore SOC architecture specifically in response to developers' need to manage abundant on-chip resources as the industry shifts from single-core to multi-core applications. PacketPro is AppliedMicro's second-generation of embedded processor SOC and the first to feature off-load of critical features for multicore processors with expandability for multiple PowerPC processors with frequency capabilities ranging in performance from 600MHz to 2.0GHz and beyond. The SOC subsystem design features the Scalable Lightweight Intelligent Management processor or SLIMpro to enable breakthrough flexibility in SOC power management, protected asymmetric multiprocessing (PMP), failover protection, resiliency and end-to-end security. More information about PacketPro can be found on the AppliedMicro website.
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