Security IP modules protect cloud computing SoCs, says Synopsys

DesignWare Integrity and Data Encryption (IDE) security modules help designers protect against data tampering and physical attacks in high performance computing (HPC) SoCs using the PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 architecture or Compute Express Link (CXL) 2.0 interface.

The DesignWare IDE Security Modules protect sensitive data with efficient encryption, decryption, and authentication based on AES-GCM algorithms while meeting PCIe 5.0 specification and CXL 2.0 IP performance and latency requirements, explains Synopsys. They are designed and validated with Synopsys’ DesignWare Controller IP to accelerate SoC integration.

“The IDE cryptographic features in the PCIe 5.0 specification are aligned to industry-standard design requirements and can be flexibly extended as security requirements evolve,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG chairman and president. He added that the combination of interface and security IP for the PCIe 5.0 specification enables designers to quickly implement security functionality into systems.

“Security is a cornerstone for the success of any technology, and adding IDE security functionality to the CXL 2.0 specification supports the creation of a more secure ecosystem,” said Jim Pappas, chairman at CXL Consortium. “We’re pleased to have Synopsys’ support as a member of the CXL Consortium to help enable designers integrate security functionality into advanced cloud and HPC systems.”

“With the tremendous Internet traffic growth in hyperscale cloud data centres, security is becoming essential to protecting the data transfer in these systems,” said John Koeter, senior vice president of marketing and strategy for IP at Synopsys.

The combination of DesignWare IDE security IP modules with DesignWare controllers for PCIe 5.0 technology and CXL 2.0, enables designers to integrate standards-compliant security functionality at the chip level in high-performance cloud computing systems with significantly less risk, said the company.

The DesignWare IDE security IP modules for PCI Express 5.0 architecture and CXL 2.0 are available now. DesignWare controllers, PHYs and verification IP for PCI Express 5.0 technology and CXL 2.0 are also available now.

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