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February 2, 2009
Athena Announces the First Cryptography Microprocessor for Embedded and Mobile Applications
Newest addition to TeraFire® family delivers 200 RSA-1024 private key ops/sec in 25K-gates, including memory
Gainesville, FL - February 2, 2009 - The Athena Group, Inc., the world leader in high-performance public key (PK) cryptography cores, today announced the introduction of the TeraFire® F5200 cryptography microprocessor. Capable of tackling every mainstream PK cryptography algorithm - from RSA to Suite B - and area optimized for even the most challenging applications, the F5200 is the perfect security solution for embedded and mobile products.
With configurations starting at 25K-gates, including memory, and 200 RSA-1024 private key operations per second, the F5200 provides as much as 50x greater performance than competitive solutions with similar area. The F5200 uses Athena's proprietary PK instruction set architecture for virtually any PK operation, including the myriad elliptic curve cryptography algorithms. This powerful, flexible instruction set can easily accommodate new standards with on-the-fly programmability, ensuring that your application will always be able to handle new requirements and protocols.
The F5200 sets a new standard for performance density - truly remarkable area, throughput, and latency, states Dr. Jon Mellott, CTO of Athena. And with flexible firmware and optional AES and SHA functions, the F5200 covers a full spectrum of security requirements. Customers in the embedded and mobile markets can immediately benefit from this type of power-saving, high performance solution.
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