Mobile Devices

February 19, 2013

Elliptic Chosen for Miracast Wi-Fi Applications

Elliptic Technologies announced that ST-Ericsson selected its tVault HDCP solution to support the Wi-Fi Miracast wireless technology on the NovaThor L8540 platform for smartphones and tablets, Elliptic announced in a statement.

The tVault HDCP supports the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.2 (HDCP 2.2) specification and is integrated will all major Miracast stacks, including Android.

“I am very pleased with our close collaboration with a leading provider of mobile platforms and wireless semiconductor solutions such as ST-Ericcson,” said Vijay Dube, president and CEO at Elliptic Technologies. “Elliptic is leading the industry in the development of high performing, configurable and proven security solutions based on the latest specifications. Our tVault HDCP technology supporting HDCP 2.2 was first to market and is integrated into numerous products worldwide, including ST-Ericsson’s cutting-edge smartphone and tablet platforms.”

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencast standard, allowing users to mirror screens on smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, computers and projectors. The ST-Ericsson NovaThor family brings application processing, a high-speed mobile broadband modem and connectivity programs together in a single package.

The NovaThor L8540 contains a dual-core 1.85 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and an Imagination PowerVR SGX544 GPU clocking in at 500MHz and an LTE/HSPA+/TD-HSPA modem on a 28nm die. The L8540 can support 1080p video, displays up to 1920x1200 pixels at 60 frames per second, and a 20-megapixel camera.

The package includes pre-integrated connectivity with Bluetooth, GNSS (GPS+GLONASS), FM, WLAN, WiFi Direct and NFC.

“Wireless video streaming applications enabled by the Miracast certified technology brings the user experience to a whole new level,” said Patrice Meilland, senior vice president of NovaThor Solutions for ST-Ericsson. “Elliptic’s expertise and field-proven content protection solutions fully integrated with ST-Ericsson’s Trusted Execution Environment and Miracast technologies, allow our NovaThor L8540 platform to provide extraordinary multimedia quality and performance while ensuring that the premium content is secured by most advanced standards-based technologies.”

Edited by Braden Becker

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