Configurable core selected
for secret duties
A major US defence contractor has licensed a configurable 32bit ARC processor for use in a radiation hardened device to handle data encryption functions for a US Government satellite
A major US defence contractor has taken a licence for a configurable 32bit ARC processor core. The aerospace contractor will use ARC's configurable CPU to develop a radiation hardened semiconductor chip that will handle data encryption functions for a US Government satellite. The contractor is a leading developer and manufacturer of cryptographic microcircuits used in applications such as space communications for ground and flight units and the President's White House 'red phone'.
One reason the aerospace giant cited for selecting ARC was the ability to tailor the CPU architecture to meet the rigorous requirements of government satellite applications.
Furthermore, configurability helped the contractor make its chip proprietary and almost impossible to duplicate by competitors.
'Our patented configurable CPU technology is ideal for companies looking to develop semiconductors that are protected from piracy and cloning', said Derek Meyer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ARC International.
'By enabling licensees to develop proprietary instructions that are optimised to the ARCompact instruction set architecture, their application-specific technology is secure from being copied by competitors or hackers'.
'This major defence corporation is the latest to use our core for data encryption devices and we are pleased to welcome them to the growing community of ARC customers'.
? ARC International: contact details and other news
? Email this article to a colleague
? Register for the free Electronicstalk email newsletter
? Electronicstalk Home Page
Related Business News
Cast Selects Avery Design Systems For...
...Pci Express Verification Ip. Semiconductor intellectual property provider CAST, Inc. today announced that it has begun using the PCI-Xactor test environment from Avery Design Systems to verify its current and future PCI Express IP cores.
Vsia Announces Release Of Qip Metric...
...Now Publicly Available With Hard Ip Extension. The VSI Alliance , the leading IP standards body for the electronics industry, today announced the Quality IP Metric version 3.0, which includes the hard IP extension, is now publicly available.
Gda Technologies Selected By Renesas Technology...
...For Pci Express To Amba Axi Bridge. Gda Technologies, Inc., a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property and Electronic Design Services , today announced that Renesas Technology Corp., a leading semiconductor company, has selected GDA for development of a PCIE 2 AMBA AXI Bridge to be
Altera delivers first FPGA-Based IP support for Ethernet protocols
Bangalore, India: Altera Corp. has announced FPGA-based support for Ethernet communications protocols used in industrial automation applications, including ProfiNet, Ethernet/IP, Modbus-IDA, EtherCAT, SERCOS III Interface, and Ethernet Powerlink.
Ieee Picks Up Vsia's Standards Work
The IEEE has formed two study groups to explore the creation of IEEE standards based on work done at the VSI Alliance.