Crack Semiconductor Introduces The CS256-ECC Light-Weight ECC Offload Processor

Crack Semiconductor introduces the CS256-ECC, an ECC-only variant of its CS1024 PKA Processor with the SIMPLR(tm) integer state aware data path. The product's optimal multiplication technology enabled a very high performance to gate area ratio.
By: Arthur J. Low, CTO
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Dec. 18, 2009 - PRLog -- Crack Semiconductor ( continues to "move the yard stick" for PKA Silicon IP by introducing the CS256-ECC, a light-weight ECC-only version of its advanced, programmable CS1024 PKA Processor. The already very high ECC performance versus gate area ratio is improved in the new light-weight version as it excludes the CS1024 Algorithm Processor. This new Silicon IP product for the ECC-only PK Accelerator market computes the essential modular math functions for ECC- Modular Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Point Add, Double, Multiply and Verify on integers up to 512-bits. The CS256-ECC uses the company's innovative SIMPLR(tm) and optimal multiplication technology, which provides an integer state aware data path to execute the ECC algorithms in a tight hardware loop for high performance. Designed for top-down reconfigurability, the CS256-ECC is highly customizable. Please visit our website for more information.

This news follows quickly on the heals of company's release of the CS1024-RSA compute offload processor with measured performance of 177+ RSA 1024-bit decryptions per second and 13,586 RSA 1024-bit encryptions (with exp = 2^16 + 1) using a single 32-bit multiplier core.

"Crack Semiconductor has developed exciting new PKA technology that moves the performance versus power (and / or area) close to theoretical limits", say CTO and Founder, Arthur J. Low. "We are clearly setting new performance standards, and the CS256-ECC is addressing a definite market need for high performing, efficient ECC-only offload processors.The ability to configure the CS256-ECC IP for 16-bit, 32-bit and 64-bit core multiplication provides customers to select the right configuration for their performance and chip area & power budgets."

NEW: December 14, 2009 - Performance Data For the CS1024-RSA Released. See http:www/

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Based in Chelsea, Quebec, Crack Semiconductor has now moved the technology “yardstick” for PKA Silicon IP to the edge of theoretical performance. Crack Semiconductor was founded in 2002 and is privately held. For more information, please visit:
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