IP Cores, Inc. Announces an Update of the ECC1 Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Accelerator that Simplifies the ECDH and ECDSA firmware implementation.
Palo Alto, California, — February 10, 2010 — IP Cores, Inc. has announced availability of a revision 2 of its popular ECC1 elliptic curve acceleration IP core. Elliptic Point Cryptography (ECC) is widely used in secure communication devices, smart cards, RFID and medical applications.
"The goal of the update was to greatly simplify the typical software integration, while keeping the extremely low resources required by the core – at less than 10 thousand ASIC gates , ECC1 is smaller than any other ECC core on the market – and the high throughput at 5,000 point multiplications per second," said Dmitri Varsanofiev, CTO of IP Cores. "The sample software implementation for elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman algorithm (ECDH) and digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) that we ship with the core became few times smaller and essentially trivial. Our existing ECC1 customers will get the updated core and matching software free of charge."