Digital media is being rapidly adopted as the primary consumer entertainment distribution medium. The technical demands of the digital home and the need to deliver and protect rich audio and video content have increased dramatically in recent years.
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is an important security technology that addresses all content protection needs for high-valued digital content. HDCP is governed by the Digital Content Protection (DCP) LLC licensing authority and is endorsed by companies like Sony, Panasonic, Intel and high-definition content owners such as Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Elliptic offers proven, robust and cost-effective HDCP-based content protection solutions targeted towards SoC vendors, OEMs, ODMs and network operators who are looking for a seamless implementation of the HDCP standard. The HDCP 2.2 solutions are based on the latest specification HDCP IIA Revision 2.2 and support all mandatory elements of copy protection: authentication and key exchange, content encryption and system renewability. They are backwards compatible with HDCP 2.0 and HDCP 2.1.
tVault(TM) HDCP 2.2 integrates seamlessly within frameworks such as ARM TrustZone™, where the critical security components are embedded in a trusted and secure OS environment. The non-critical components are executed by the rich OS, such as Android.
Elliptic's standalone Embedded Security Modules (ESMs) for HDCP2 on HDMI contain all the necessary processing elements to be integrated directly within or beside an HDMI controller module. Elliptic offers these modules in Transmitter (Tx), Receiver (Rx) and Repeater configurations. The compact ESMs are highly secure and have the entire control plane processing including the authentication and key exchange protocols embedded inside the module. The ESM's offer a flexible design that supports functional upgrades to allow chipset manufactures to stay up-to-date with standards and premium content protection requirements. The flow-through video processing data plane provides minimum latency and internal buffering to accommodate the bandwidth required for 4K x 2K UHD resolution at 60 Hz frame rate.
The framework of the Elliptic's HDCP solutions allows developers to use hardware acceleration for cryptographic operations and offload for embedded processors.
A highly programmable and unique Security Protocol Accelerator specifically designed to efficiently process data for high capacity wireless and network applications. The engine is perfectly suited for applications that deal with multiple active connections and significant traffic load on different contexts, such as 4G LTE-Advanced wireless cellular base stations and femtocells.