Update: Synopsys Expands Security Solutions with Acquisition of Elliptic Technologies (June 29, 2015)
Demonstration of Technology to be shown at Mobile World Congress 2013
February 14, 2013 -- Ottawa, Canada -- Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of complete embedded security and content protection solutions, today announced that ST-Ericsson has selected the Elliptic hardware-assisted tVault™ HDCP solution to support the Wi-Fi (WFD) Miracast™ wireless technology on the NovaThor™ L8540 platform for smartphones and tablets. Elliptic's tVault HDCP supports the recently released High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.2 (HDCP 2.2) specification for premium content delivery and distribution and is fully integrated with all major Miracast stacks, including Android.
"I am very pleased with our close collaboration with a leading provider of mobile platforms and wireless semiconductor solutions such as ST-Ericsson," commented Vijay Dube, President and CEO of Elliptic Technologies. "Elliptic is leading the industry in the development of high performing, configurable and proven security solutions based on the latest specifications. Our tVault HDCP technology supporting HDCP 2.2 was first to market and is integrated into numerous products worldwide, including ST- Ericsson's cutting-edge smartphone and tablet platforms."
The ST-Ericsson NovaThor family combines advanced application processing, a high speed mobile broadband modem and a full connectivity suite in a complete platform. The NovaThor L8540 integrates a dual-core 1.85GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a powerful Imagination PowerVR™ SGX544 GPU running at 500MHz and an LTE/HSPA+/TD-HSPA modem on a single 28nm die. It provides extraordinary multimedia performance in an integrated solution, supporting 1080p video encoding, support for displays up to WUXGA (1920x1200) at 60 frames per second and support for cameras up to 20 megapixels. The complete platform includes pre-integrated connectivity with support for Bluetooth, GNSS (GPS+ GLONASS), FM, WLAN, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC.
"Wireless video streaming applications enabled by the Miracast certified technology brings the user experience to a whole new level, " said Patrice Meilland, senior vice president of NovaThor Solutions for ST-Ericsson. "Elliptic's expertise and field-proven content protection solutions fully integrated with ST-Ericsson's Trusted Execution Environment and Miracast technologies, allow our NovaThor L8540 platform to provide extraordinary multimedia quality and performance while ensuring that the premium content is secured by most advanced standards-based technologies".
Elliptic's tVault HDCP 2.x incorporates the stringent robustness requirements mandated by the Digital Content Protection (DCP) licensing authority and has been fully integrated with all major WFD/Miracast wireless video stacks and Global Platform compliant Trusted Execution Environments (TEE). The solution runs efficiently in very limited resource environments and provides smooth streaming of High Definition (HD) content.
Elliptic will demonstrate its Security Solutions at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona Spain at Booth #7F24. ST-Ericsson will demonstrate its NovaThor™ L8540 ModAp platform with Miracast Wi-Fi Display at Booth #7E111.
About Elliptic Technologies
Elliptic Technologies is a leading provider of embedded security hardware cores and software to SoC manufacturers, OEMs, service and content providers. Elliptic's highly-integrated solutions help secure products in markets such as mobile, networking, home entertainment, smart grid and automotive. Elliptic's hardware security cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and silicon area and cover a wide variety of cryptographic cores, public key accelerators, true random generators and protocol processors. Elliptic is leading the world in DRM and content protection solutions for downloading and sharing premium content between multiple devices, including DTCP-IP and HDCP SDKs built for "trusted execution environments" used in consumer electronics. The company has a global customer base and sales channels. To learn more about how Elliptic's security solutions enable the most efficient silicon design and highest levels of security for some of the world's most popular products, please visit www.elliptictech.com.
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.