Underscoring its continued focus on the fast-growing data center market,
Freescale Semiconductor introduces the C29x family of crypto
coprocessors - a new lineup of security accelerators engineered to help
the world's top data center equipment manufacturers efficiently scale to
handle dramatic increases in secure network traffic.
The new C29x crypto coprocessors enable multi-chip, single PCI-E card
solutions providing more than 120K RSA-2048 operations/second and
delivering more than 3x the performance of more expensive PCI-E options
currently available from today's market share leader.
"Internet traffic security requirements are increasingly stringent and
complex, yet the security coprocessor market is currently served by very
few vendors. Customers are asking us for high-performance, cost- and
power-efficient choices for coprocessors," said Tareq Bustami, vice
president of Product Management for Freescale's Digital Networking
group. "Freescale has leveraged its communications processor leadership
and 30 years of embedded security R&D investment to develop the new C29x
crypto coprocessors, which offer the security and scalability data
centers need to handle tremendous increases in data volume."
Worldwide mobile data traffic is expected to increase 18-fold during the
next five years (source: Cisco® Visual
Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2011 to 2016), as
network security requirements increase 5x due to National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendations to move from RSA-1048
bit to RSA-2048 bit encryption. Scalable security coprocessors are
expected to play a pivotal roe for a range of applications, including
data center/cloud computing, as well as security appliances and hardware
security modules used in banking, government and defense equipment.
"Freescale's new C29x crypto coprocessor family provides OEMs with more
choices and significantly lower costs at a time when network security
has never been more important," said Joseph Byrne, senior analyst with
the Linley Group. "The security coprocessor space is a potentially
high-margin market for Freescale's Digital Networking business."
Freescale's C29x family offers scalability in both power and
performance. The family is designed to accelerate RSA (up to 4k key
sizes), Diffie Hellman, and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC)
algorithms, and integrates up to 10 Gbs of bulk encryption. Whether
applied in a large data center blade or within a hardware security
module, C29x crypto coprocessors consume minimal power for thermally
constrained designs. The products can be used in single- or multi-chip
PCI-E end point card configurations, or can operate as standalone
"Ensuring the security of enormous volumes of IP traffic is one of the
most pressing issues facing our industry today," said Darren Learmonth,
chief technology officer, Thales e-Security. "Freescale's C29x
successfully addresses this issue with an extremely flexible,
cost-efficient solution which should prove quite compelling to the
Freescale will discuss applications and features of the C29x family at
the Linley Tech Data Center Conference planned for February 5 & 6 at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, California. The company also plans
to demonstrate C29x technology in San Francisco at the RSA 2013 event in
booth numbers 3002 and 3004.
Freescale plans to offer samples of the first C29x device in Q1 2013.
C29x variants will follow, at prices as low as $99 (USD) in 10K
quantities, direct pricing.
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded
processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are
advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.
From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated
circuits and connectivity - our technologies are the foundation for the
innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more
connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include
automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation
wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is
based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development,
manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com
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Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
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