Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus and MStar Semiconductor, a provider of silicon offerings, have said that MStar will license CRI’s CryptoFirewall security technology for integration into its multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) set-top box chips.
Rambus said that the advanced security core will help MStar’s customers provide robust hardware security in their set-top box offerings.
MStar DTV marketing director Philippe Notton said the CryptoFirewall has an impressive track record, and will help their next generation set-top box chips meet requirements for protecting against piracy and other security challenges in the pay TV space.
The CryptoFirewall core is an on-chip, hardware-based security block that protects cryptographic keys and computations from attack, Rambus said in statement.
The CryptoFirewall core can prevent the theft of pay TV broadcast signals, simplify compliance with content owners’ anti-piracy requirements, and streamline product development.
Cryptography Research president and chief scientist Paul Kocher said we are pleased to be working together with MStar to provide operators and conditional access providers with our hardware-based foundation for solving signal theft.