Austin, TX - September 26, 2000 - Motorola unveiled itsSecurity technology with the announcement of a family of securityprocessors.
Motorola is broadening its Smart Networks Platform offerings in theforwarding plane with the introduction of the MPC180 and MPC180e securityprocessors, both designed to provide information security in the explodingnetworking market with support for Bulk Data and Public Key encryption.
The MPC180e product also offers Elliptic Curve Cryptography support, ideal forwireless infrastructure applications.
Network security protocols involve processing sophisticated, compute-intensivealgorithms, which can reduce system performance by monopolizing the hostprocessor. The Motorola MPC180 and MPC180e security processors are designed tooffload the processing of IP Security Protocol (IPSEC), Internet Key Exchange(IKE), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Wired Access Protocol (WAP), and WirelessTransport Layer Security (WTLS) protocols used in Broadband Access, CustomerPremise Equipment (CPE),routers, WAP gateways and other Access applications.
It is designed to support performance up to 351 Mbps for the Triple Data Encryption Standard (3-DES) BulkData Encryption, and 363 Mbps on SHA-1 authentication. The MPC180 offerscompelling Public Key performance with an expected signature time of 32ms forRSA supporting up to 13 IKE connections per second. In addition to the RSAsupport, the MPC180e offers Elliptic Curve Cryptography performance with an anticipated 11ms signature time that canprocess up to 45.5 IKE connections per second, the company said.
The MPC180 and the MPC180e aredesigned to allow easy integration into systems already using Motorola's hostprocessors, integrated processors, and network processors by providing aglueless interface to the 8xx bus, the local bus for the MPC8260, and also tothe 60x bus operating at 50 Mhz and 66 MHz, respectively.
"While there are many players at lower speeds, the greatest value and greatestmarket share waits for OC-3 and higher processors, and the march is on,"commented Joe Byrne, Senior analyst for the Gartner Dataquest Group. "We expectthe security IC business to grow at a 65 percent CAGR from 2000 through 2004."
Packaged for low-cost in 100 pin low profile quad flatpack (LQFP) package, thesuggested price for the MPC180 processor is $16.25 in 10,000 unit quantities.Samples will be available in Q4 2000. For the MPC180e, the suggested price is$20.25 for 10,000 quantities with samples available in Q4 2000.
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San Jose, CA - September 26, 2000 - Xilinx, Inc. announced its newest release ofthe Alliance Series and Foundation Series Integrated SynthesisEnvironment (ISE) software, version 3.2i.
According to the company, by addressing thechallenges of ultra-high density logic design, the 3.2i releaseimproves the Xilinx design flow by accelerating place and routeruntimes and supporting incremental and team design methodologies.
The version 3.2i software provides guided place and route,integrated together with synthesis tools from Synopsys, Inc., Exemplar,and Synplicity. The company said that this design capability enablescustomers using Xilinx software to change their design in the finalstages of the design process, without disturbing the layout and timingof unchanged portions of the design.
The 3.2i floorplanning capabilities provide integrationwith register transfer level (RTL) level floorplanners, and Xilinxmodular design. Hierarchical floorplanning enables synthesis tools tocommunicate layout and timing directives to the implementation tools,supporting more accurate and aggressive timing estimates duringoptimization, the company said.
The 3.2i release of Xilinx development systems providesarchitecture-specific device support for all Xilinx product families. The softwareis compatible for popular PC and workstation platforms and operatingsystems such as Windows95/98/2000 and Windows NT; Chinese, Korean, andJapanese Windows; Solaris and HP-UX. The new software version pricingstarts at $695. The 3.2i software is delivered as part of the XilinxAlliance Series and Foundation Series design environment.
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