Update: Synopsys Expands Security Solutions with Acquisition of Elliptic Technologies (June 29, 2015)
By Al Hawtin, Elliptic TechnologiesEmbedded.com (06/17/09, 03:15:00 PM EDT)
Hollywood and other content owners remain determined to implement content protection of high-definition movies. This is evidenced through the new security standard in Blu-Ray DVDs and the continued improvements in the link protection standard known as the High Definition Content Protection security standard.
HDCP security is administered by the Digital Content Protection LLC which is a subsidiary of Intel. HDCP Rev. 1.x has been in existence since 1999 and will shortly be supplemented by HDCP Rev. 2.0 which was published in October of 2008.
This article will give a brief introduction of HDCP then dive into the recently announced upgrade and how it will be implemented. HDCP 2.0 (as it will be referred to in this article) is a dramatic improvement in security design and will be initially adopted in wireless networks targeted at the distribution of high-definition content in the home.
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