TeraFire F5200 Embedded Cryptography Microprocessor


The TeraFire® F5200 embedded cryptography microprocessor core is a fast, efficient microprocessor designed for public key and secret key cryptography applications. With an area footprint starting at 25K gates and nearly 300 RSA-1024 private key operations per second, the F5200 provides more than 10X greater performance than competitive solutions with similar area. With AES, SHA, and random number generator options, the F5200 is a single core solution for Suite B cryptography.


  • NEW-SCA Countermeasures
  • Supports RSA, DSA, Diffie-Hellman, and Suite B elliptic curve cryptography operations
  • Optional integrated AES, GCM, SHA, and random number generator functions
  • Implements Athena’s powerful X5200 instruction set architecture
  • Hundreds of public key cryptography operations per second
  • Suitable for virtually any implementation technology
  • AMBATM AHB bus interface eases SoC integration
  • Simple/differential power analysis (SPA/DPA) resistance available


  • Programmability enables adaptability to future standards
  • Autonomous operation minimizes host processor load
  • Integrated AES and SHA enables single core Suite B solution


  • FPGA bitstream validation
  • Secure boot memory validation
  • Embedded secure processing
  • SSL and IPsec acceleration
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile Platforms

Available Deliverables

  • Simulation model (Verilog or VHDL)
  • Synthesizable RTL ( Verilog or VHDL) and scripts
  • Targeted, timing closed netlist
  • Verification suite
  • C Software for Host Processor (CAL-PK) and X5200 Executable Firmware
  • Assembler and Software Simulator


  • 12 months maintenance and support included