SEGGER Breaks Crypto Performance Records

SEGGER attains record-breaking crypto performance with NXP Kinetis MCUs

has announced the availability of hardware acceleration support for its emCrypt offering. emCrypt is a comprehensive library of cryptographic algorithms which are at the heart of all cryptographic software products from SEGGER, such as emSSH and emSSL, as well as focused products like emSecure.

This pure software solution is the fastest available, achieving a performance of 2.17MBytes/s AES-128 on a 168MHz NXP Kinetis K66 . Written entirely in C, it is compatible with any 16-, 32- or 64-bit CPU and can be used in -based applications, as well as tablets or PCs. The new version now also supports hardware acceleration. On the same MCU, the hardware supported algorithm nearly quadruples the performance to 8.20MBytes/s.

“NXP and SEGGER share a common view on the security required for modern devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). With the increased exposure of embedded devices, security becomes a central part of product development. SEGGER’s libraries enable developers to easily add security to their devices with less effort,” states Michael Norman, Product Line Manager at NXP.

“IoT is becoming an increasingly part of modern embedded design. Recent reports of service attacks have demonstrated the importance of having strong IoT security in place. NXP’s Kinetis series of MCUs is highly optimized for implementing security. The Kinetis Acceleration Unit (CAU) significantly improves the performance, resulting in higher communication speeds, lower CPU utilization and a reduction in power consumption. Our already efficient algorithms used for TLS and SSH gain even more by using the CAU,” adds Alex Gruener, CTO at SEGGER.

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