Broadcom Increases Content Protection for Set-Top Box Platforms

Broadcom Corporation
, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced it is first to enable Cryptography Research (CRI) differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures across its line of set-top box (STB) platforms. By licensing CRI technology, Broadcom is deploying advanced security measures to enable broadcasters to securely expand services and premium content delivery methods for multi-screen and Internet-based TV experiences. Learn how Broadcom® innovation is enabling the Connected Life at home, at work, and on-the-go at Broadcom@CES. Key Features: o Cryptography Research discovered the existence of DPA vulnerabilities and developed countermeasures to thwart attacks. Differential power analysis (DPA) attacks extract secret keys by analyzing measurements in the power consumption of a target device o Strong countermeasures to DPA are important for securing pay television systems, mobile devices, bank cards, secure identity products, secure storage media, anti-tamper products, and other electronic systems and components o Cryptography Research has developed a portfolio of over 60 patents covering countermeasures to DPA attacks, with additional patent applications pending worldwide. For additional information visit

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