Elliptic debuts multi-packet processing security engine for high capacity wireless, network apps - Embedded.com

Elliptic debuts multi-packet processing security engine for high capacity wireless, network apps

Multi-Packet Manager from Elliptic Technologies is a highly programmable security protocol accelerator with enhanced processing capabilities for multiple data streams. The Multi-Packet Manager is designed for applications that deal with multiple active connections and significant traffic load on different contexts, such as 4G LTE-Advanced wireless cellular base stations and femtocells.

The Multi-Packet Manager allows the host processor to dynamically add network packets to be processed while the security engine is busy processing data. Intelligent caching and pre-fetching reduces the bus traffic, internal buffering and power consumption without increasing the software load in a system.

Elliptic’s Multi-Packet Manager is specifically designed to address the challenges presented by ever increasing multimedia traffic and the growth of mobile devices. It significantly reduces the CPU and software loads and improves the system level latencies via autonomous packet processing and automated key caching mechanisms.

The Multi-Packet Manager can be preconfigured to match the customer’s system requirements. The engine reduces the CPU interrupt impact by allowing interrupts to be issued at the end of the packet list, after a specific number of packet descriptors have been processed, and on demand. To meet the needs of multiple security applications such as 3GPP/LTE-Advanced, IPsec, SRTP, MACsec and storage, the Multi-Packet Manager security engine offers support for all required cipher and message authentication algorithms. This allows designers to seamlessly integrate security functions tuned for specific applications.

For more information visit www.elliptictech.com.

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