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

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - September 02, 2011

Elliptic has announced its Multi-Packet Manager, a programmable security protocol accelerator with enhanced processing capabilities for multiple data streams.

Elliptic Technologies has announced its latest security engine called the Multi-Packet Manager, a programmable  security protocol accelerator with enhanced processing capabilities for multiple data streams. The product is suited for applications dealing with multiple active connections and significant traffic load on different contexts, such as 4G LTE-Advanced wireless cellular base stations and femtocells.


There is an explosion of new multi-media enabled mobile devices connecting to networks in all market segments, from smartphones, tablets, datacom, to consumer electronics and smart grid. It is estimated that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices in use by 2020. This puts  pressure on wireless and wireline system infrastructure processing power and capabilities, and increases the need for robust security solutions. As an example, 4G LTE-Advanced femtocells and base stations will be required to handle many more simultaneous data and voice channels than what is commonly used today. This will require embedded systems and SoCs to process more data with increasingly aggressive performance and latency targets.


The Multi-Packet Manager is specifically designed to address these challenges by significantly reducing the CPU and software loads and by improving the system-level latencies via autonomous packet processing and automated key caching mechanisms. The Multi-Packet Manager allows the host processor to dynamicallyadd 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.

“The ever increasing multimedia data traffic and the growth of mobile devices is posing a significant challenge for embedded systems to process more data faster and to provide the security means for devices and data that are so vital to people and businesses. Elliptic’s Multi-Packet Manager solves the challenge of processing multiple streams of data with aggressive system latency constraints,” said Vijay Dube, President and CEO of Elliptic Technologies.


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