Austin, TX - September 26, 2000 - Motorola unveiled itsSecurity technology with the announcement of a family of security processors.
Motorola is broadening its Smart Networks Platform offerings in the forwarding plane with the introduction of the MPC180 and MPC180e security processors, both designed to provide information security in the exploding networking market with support for Bulk Data and Public Key encryption.
The MPC180e product also offers Elliptic Curve Cryptography support, ideal for wireless infrastructure applications.
Network security protocols involve processing sophisticated, compute-intensive algorithms, which can reduce system performance by monopolizing the host processor. The Motorola MPC180 and MPC180e security processors are designed to offload the processing of IP Security Protocol (IPSEC), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Wired Access Protocol (WAP), and Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS) protocols used in Broadband Access, Customer Premise 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) Bulk Data Encryption, and 363 Mbps on SHA-1 authentication. The MPC180 offers
compelling Public Key performance with an expected signature time of 32ms for RSA supporting up to 13 IKE connections per second. In addition to the RSA support, the MPC180e offers Elliptic Curve Cryptography performance with an anticipated 11ms signature time that can process up to 45.5 IKE connections per second, the company said.
The MPC180 and the MPC180e are designed to allow easy integration into systems already using Motorola's host
processors, integrated processors, and network processors by providing a glueless interface to the 8xx bus, the local bus for the MPC8260, and also to the 60x bus operating at 50 Mhz and 66 MHz, respectively.
"While there are many players at lower speeds, the greatest value and greatest market share waits for OC-3 and higher processors, and the march is on," commented Joe Byrne, Senior analyst for the Gartner Dataquest Group. "We expect the 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, the suggested 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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