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Elliptic Targets 4G SecurityElliptic Targets 4G Security

Elliptic launches security processing engine for 4G wireless markets

January 21, 2011

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Elliptic Targets 4G Security

OTTAWA -- Leading global security IP supplier Elliptic Technologies is expanding its popular line of security protocol accelerators with the introduction of SPAcc-LTE, a highly efficient security processing engine for the rapidly developing 4th Generation mobile wireless markets.

The International Telecommunication Unit (ITU) has recently selected LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.16m as the technologies to deliver high bandwidth mobile broadband data for smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile wireless devices. The wireless broadband bandwidth is increasing at an incredible rate, jumping to 100 Mbps for mobile devices and an incredible 1 Gbps for fixed wireless devices. These high data rates must be achieved against a backdrop of increasing demands for enhanced privacy, greater energy efficiency and longer battery life.

Elliptic's CLP-620 SPAcc-LTE is a high-performance cost- and power-efficient security engine that supports all confidentiality and integrity algorithms required for 3GPP/LTE/LTE-Advanced protocols. These algorithms are based on ciphers like AES, SNOW 3G, ZUC, and legacy ciphers such as Kasumi to support older networks.

The CLP-620 is targeted at high-performance base stations, handsets and femtocell applications. The engine addresses the complex security requirements of multi-function high-performance SoC architectures with many powerful features including QoS for enhanced traffic management support and virtualization designed to allow sharing between multiple CPUs.

"Elliptic strives to remain at the forefront with leading edge security IP solutions backed by acknowledged security experts," said Elliptic CTO Mike Borza. "CLP-620 is the first security IP on the market that supports all algorithms required for 4G wireless markets around the world, including the ZUC based algorithms which have been recently introduced to target wireless networks in key Asian markets".

Elliptic Semiconductor Inc.

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