S3 Graphics demonstrated a hardware-encryption platform for HD video IP protection using the Chrome graphics processor and a Fujitsu Microelectronics Content Protection LSI at CES in Las Vegas.
The company participated in the annual Lunch@Piero's press event, held during CES on January 8th and 9th. Attendees at Lunch@Piero's experience the latest HD IP-based media-on-demand based on a hardware-level IP protection mechanism showcased on the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series Hi-Def multimedia processor using a Content Protection LSI from Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited.
The new secure multimedia platform can be used by movie studios and content creators to protect and control precious HD video IP distribution from source to display.
The Content Protection LSI core protection mechanism thwarts unwanted IP distribution by performing real-time integrity checks, scrambling/obfuscating of content processing software at runtime to confuse hackers. It uses the graphics AES engine to safeguard the content in video memory while decoding and displaying on the latest digital HD monitors through DisplayPort or HDMI with HDCP. The Content Protection LSI core has a proprietary encryption/decryption core that works with the AES engine located in the GPU to provide multiple levels of security, in addition to Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound.