Actel Corporation today announced it has licensed its DirectCore intellectual property (IP) for use in its ProASIC Plus field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to the Motorola, Inc. Broadband Communications Sector. Actel's secure IP encryption cores, the Core3DES and CoreAES128, support the high data rates of video-on-demand (VOD) applications and help reduce design costs and speed time to market. Actel's ProASIC Plus FPGAs are single-chip, live-at-power-up solutions that deliver the high security and low power consumption needed for cable head-end equipment and other broadband applications.
Yankin Tanurhan, senior director, IP solutions and applications at Actel, said, 'Especially as new content and services are finding their way into the home via existing coaxial cable, video and data security is a critical issue facing the telecommunications industry. For years, system designers have leveraged the benefits of our IP encryption cores and highly reliable, single-chip FPGAs to secure their systems from potential hackers.'
Actel's Core3DES IP decrypts and re-encrypts codes under Actel's CoreAES128 IP for integration with third-party Simulcrypt digital VOD applications.
Actel DirectCore and CompanionCore Solutions
Actel offers its own system-level IP solutions, called DirectCores, specifically designed and optimized for use with Actel devices. The company also offers third-party IP blocks, called CompanionCores, that have been tested and verified in Actel FPGAs. Covering applications ranging from embedded systems to consumer and communications, the cores offered include bus interfaces, communication controllers and interfaces, processors and peripherals, encryption and memory controllers as well as multimedia and error correction.
Actel DirectCore and CompanionCore products offer seamless implementation through Actel's suite of internal and third-party EDA development tools and quality documentation, service, and support, thereby streamlining the design process, enabling faster time to market and minimizing design costs and risks. For more information on the CompanionCore Alliance Program, DirectCores or CompanionCores, visit the IP section on the Actel Web site at http://www.actel.com/products/ip/index.html.