Freescale's crypto coprocessors handle escalating secure network traffic

January 30, 2013

Toni_McConnel-January 30, 2013

The C29x family of crypto coprocessors from Freescale Semiconductor is a new lineup of security accelerators engineered to enable data center equipment manufacturers to efficiently scale to handle dramatic increases in secure network traffic. The new crypto coprocessors enable multi-chip, single PCI-E card solutions providing more than 120K RSA 2048 operations/second and delivering more than 3x the performance of more expensive PCI-E options currently available from today’s market share leader.

Freescale’s C29x family offers scalability in both power and performance. The family is designed to accelerate RSA (up to 4k key sizes), Diffie Hellman, and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) algorithms, and integrates up to 10 Gbs of bulk encryption. Whether applied in a large data center blade or within a hardware security module, C29x crypto coprocessors consume minimal power for thermally constrained designs. The products can be used in single- or multi- chip PCI-E end point card configurations, or can operate as standalone processors.



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Freescale will discuss applications and features of the C29x family at the Linley Tech Data Center Conference planned for February 5 & 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, California. The company also plans to demonstrate C29x technology in San Francisco at the RSA 2013 event in booth numbers 3002 and 3004.

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