IP Cores, Inc. Shipped Ultracompact AES and AES/GCM IP Cores for Actel FPGA Supporting FIPS-197, IEEE 802.1AE MACsec and P1619.1 Standards


IP Cores, Inc. announces shipment of silicon IP cores supporting the security standards FIPS-197, IEEE 802.1AE and P1619.1 for Actel FPGA devices. Starting at 800 tiles for AES1-8E and delivering 11.2 Mbps on RTSX radiation-tolerant devices, AES and AES/GCM cores provide a compact and high-performance solution for an FPGA designer working on a secure communication solution.


Palo Alto, California, June 17, 2008 -- IP Cores, Inc., setting the new benchmark for security IP cores, had shipped AES and AES/GCM IP cores supporting the FIPS-197, IEEE 802.1AE and P1619.1 standards. AES1 and GCM1 IP cores enable FPGA vendors to add encryption to their designs utilizing less than 15% of the RT54SX72S device.

"AES1-8 and GCM1-8 cores are ideally suited for security implementations that fit into compact low-power, rad-hard and rad-tolerant devices," said Dmitri Varsanofiev, CTO of IP Cores. "Our cores enable customers to implement encryption designs with data rates in the range of 10 Mbps to more than 400 Mbps utilizing just a small fraction of a typical Actel FPGA."

AES and AES/GCM Encryption Supports Secure Communications

Advanced Encryption Standard in Galois/Counter Mode (GCM-AES) is used the IEEE standards 802.1AE for layer 2 transport security and P1619.1 for tape encryption. Addressing the market demand for ultra-compact AES crypto solutions for Actel FPAG market, IP Cores had shipped its AES1 and GCM1 cores targeted for RTSX, ProASIC, ProASIC3, IGLOO, and ProASIC Plus APA FPGA families.

AES1 and GCM1 configurations support AES and AES/GCM encryption and decryption respectively with throughputs exceeding 100 Mbps in a single core.

IP Cores’ expanding portfolio of security and DSP IP cores includes AES and AES/GCM cores available in multiple configurations to meet specific throughput, power, and FPGA resource utilization targets. For more information about IP Cores’ product line, please visit www.ipcores.com. Descriptions of the GCM-AES cores are available at http://ipcores.com/MACsec-802.1AE-AES-GCM-Core.htm.

About IP Cores, Inc.

IP Cores is a rapidly growing company in the field of security and DSP IP cores. Founded 4 years ago, the company provides IP cores for communications and  storage fields, including AES-based ECB/CBC/OCB/CFB, AES-GCM and AES-XTS cores, flow-through AES/CCM cores with header parsing for IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), 802.16e (WiMAX), 802.15.3 (MBOA), 802.15.4 (Zigbee), public-key accelerators for RSA and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generators (CS PRNG), low-latency fixed and floating-point FFT and IFFT cores.