ViXS' XCode® 4210 Processor System-on-Chip Fully Integrates the
Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall™ Security and Demonstrates the
SypherMedia International Kernel™
TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. announced today that it
is the first silicon vendor to implement the CryptoFirewall™ security
core by Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus, and demonstrate it
with the SypherMedia International (SMI) Kernel security code.
CryptoFirewall™ and SMI technology will be demonstrated on XC4210 Soc
in the ViXS Suite at IBC.
"The collaboration with Cryptography Research and SMI demonstrates our
leadership and commitment to develop next generation platforms with
advanced security solutions for the Pay TV market," said Sally Daub,
president and CEO of ViXS. "We plan to work closely with Cryptography
Research and SMI to enable manufacturers and service providers to
maintain high levels of security at the platform level."
The CryptoFirewall core is a separate hardware-based security block that
protects cryptographic keys and computations, providing resistance to
the full range of attacks, including reverse engineering, glitch/fault
induction, power analysis, protocol attacks and imaging/microscopy. It
is designed to complement existing anti-piracy architectures, including
software conditional access and hardware conditional access solutions.
The patented tamper- and emulation-resistant techniques, derived from
Cryptography Research's semiconductor security research, have made it
possible for the CryptoFirewall architecture to help successfully
secure over 100 million chips.
"Security is a major requirement for digital entertainment services,"
said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography
Research. "This ViXS platform provides system operators with robust
hardware security tightly integrated with video decryption and
SMI provides the framework for the Customer Headend and enables secure
key management and entitlement generation for the CryptoFirewall core.
SMI also provides the software Kernel for the Set Top Box (STB), which
stores entitlements and passes them to the CryptoFirewall hardware
security core. The software Kernel is designed for easy integration
into ViXS' Xtensive™ software developer's toolkit.
Dennis Flaharty, President of SMI, stated "SMI has been very pleased
working with ViXS Systems and we have been impressed with the breadth
of their technical offerings. It is exciting to see the technologies
from all three companies come together inside this chip and we
congratulate ViXS on being the first to demonstrate the complete
The CryptoFirewall core's end-to-end hardware security and the SMI
software Kernel's integration layered together provide a
simple-to-deploy and extremely robust foundation for video security.
The approach provides secure key management and derivation in dedicated
head-end and System-on-Chip hardware across all major forms of service
distribution including satellite, IPTV, cable and digital terrestrial.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for
processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and
audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between
many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.
ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions
and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of
Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs,
Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray
players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and
offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 275
patents worldwide with over 85 patents being issued to date. Listed for
four years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American
companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital
entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of
The ViXS logo, and Xtensive are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.
About Cryptography Research
Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS), develops and
licenses innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance,
content protection, network security, and financial services. Over five
billion semiconductor products secured by Cryptography Research's
technology are made under license annually. For additional information
please visit www.cryptography.com.
About SypherMedia International
SypherMedia International, Inc. provides security technologies for
digital television, digital media distribution, media storage and
retrieval, and secure transaction technology. In addition to secure
architecture systems design and development for Pay TV, SMI provides
solutions for network infrastructures and secure data distribution. SMI
has an extensive patent portfolio for hardware and software
Intellectual Property protection including the SypherMedia Library
Circuit Camouflage technology to protect semiconductor integrated
circuits from reverse engineering. For additional information, please
SypherMedia, SypherMedia International, SypherMedia GateKeyper, SMG,
SypherMedia Kernel, SMK and SMI are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of SypherMedia International, Inc.
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