Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) November 16, 2010
IP Cores, Inc. (http://www.ipcores.com) has licensed its encryption technology to Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) for satellite applications. The IP Cores solution will be used in conjunction with SS/L’s advanced satellite control subsystem to provide extremely high security for satellite communications.
“Our new encryption solution is standard-based, extremely compact, and resistant against the single-event upset (SEU),” said Dmitri Varsanofiev, CTO of IP Cores. “This solution is therefore well-suited to be used for satellite-based encryption”.
Compact Self-Contained Core Simplifies Design-In
IP Cores, Inc. is the leading company in the area of ultra-compact implementation of the standard encryptions technology. Miniature sizes of the cores offered by IP Cores, Inc. permit an efficient implementation utilizing the existing low-power space-qualified hardware solutions.
Resistance Against SEU Permits Mission-Critical Applications
Single event upset (SEU) is a result of the change of the circuit state caused by an ionizing particle or radiation striking an element of a micro-electronic device. Probability of such change, typically resulting in a “soft error”), is increasing with the altitude and is much more pronounced in space, where high energy ionizing particles (galactic cosmic rays), solar particles and high energy protons trapped in the Earth’s magnetosphere exist as part of the natural background.
Using encryption in the mission-critical components of the satellites requires resistance against the SEU. Design techniques used by IP Cores, Inc. deliver certain level of resistance against SEU.