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October 21st, 2019

SEAKR® Engineering Goes With Rambus for NexGen ASIC and FPGA Designs

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) has announced that SEAKR® Engineering has selected the Rambus 28G Multi-protocol LR SerDes PHY and the CryptoManager Root of Trust for its next-generation ASIC and FPGA designs.

Today’s aerospace hardware contains highly-complex microelectronics that include advanced processing, data storage, and data communications capabilities. This interface and security IP solutions make for faster, more secure, mission critical electronic systems.

The 28G Multi-protocol LR SerDes PHY is designed with a system-oriented approach, taking the interface, interconnect and channel into account to optimize performance and flexibility.  The CryptoManager Root of Trust is a family of fully-programmable secure co-processors that provide for system security that protects against a wide range of attacks with state-of-the-art anti-tamper and security techniques.

28G MPS PHY subsystem example.

Sean Fan, chief operating officer at Rambus, said the company is delighted that SEAKR has selected Rambus high-speed interface and defense-grade security cores to provide their customers innovative and silicon-proven technologies. Leading-edge IP solutions are mission critical to addressing the system design challenges for aerospace and satellite communications. Rambus best-in-class power, performance and area (PPA), including versatile and multi-protocol SerDes solutions and silicon-proven architecture were key differentiators in SEAKR’s decision.

Tony Lowry, ASIC program manager at SEAKR, noted that Rambus’ ability to provide IP solutions for both moving and securing data with state-of-the-art performance was a key benefit in the selection process. The company is delighted to partner with Rambus as a valued silicon IP provider for both high-speed interfaces and embedded security, enabling SEAKR to support the advanced performance and data security needs for our aerospace customers, bringing these complex systems to market more quickly.