The Helion Fast AES core family is one of our higher-rate solutions, aimed at applications which require a few Gigabits per second throughput, combined with low latency. This core is perfect for many applications, for example high speed networking, multi-channel video encryption, or securing data storage. The result is a core with high throughput capabilities yet moderate logic area, spanning all ASIC and FPGA technologies.
The Fast AES family forms a very powerful and flexible platform. It has been designed in modular form and is supplied as a series of powerful, re-usable building blocks. This way, you can build up all kinds of interesting solutions where resources can be shared or replicated according to your exact requirements. The Fast family offers full AES encryption and decryption using any combination of the three AES key sizes (128-, 192-, and 256-bits). It can be used to implement any of the common block cipher modes as well as the more recent complex modes (take a look at our AES modes pages for more information). The table below outlines the kind of area and performance achievable using the Fast AES core.