Carlos Betancourt and Greg Turner, Texas Instruments
EETimes (4/11/2012 1:19 AM EDT)
In this Product How-To article, TI’s Carlos Betancourt and Greg Turner describe how the hardware accelerated cryptography modules built in to the company’s ARM-based Sitara processor family can be used to accelerate compute-intensive cryptographic algorithms and offload those tasks from the ARM core which can then devote the additional headroom to performance of real-time deterministic control functions.
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