Digital Core Design Presents DAES XTS Cryptographic CPU for Unparalleled Security


DAES XTS IP Core from Digital Core Design is a compact cryptographic co-processor designed for seamless implementation of the Rijndael encryption algorithm in compliance with FIPS 197 Advanced Encryption Standard, specifically in XTS mode (in accordance with IEEE Std 1619-2007 standards.


[Bytom, December the 12th, 2023] — DCD, a leading innovator in cryptographic solutions, proudly announces the launch of the DAES XTS, a revolutionary lightweight cryptographic co-processor. This advanced hardware is meticulously designed to seamlessly implement the Rijndael encryption algorithm in compliance with FIPS 197 Advanced Encryption Standard, specifically tailored for XTS mode as per IEEE Std 1619-2007 standards.

  • The DAES XTS IP Core addresses the critical need for robust hardware disk encryption in IoT and embedded devices applications – says Jacek Hanke, DCD CEO – With a specialized focus on supporting encrypted memories such as FLASH or RAM, the co-processor features a unique random data access block function, making it an optimal choice for securing sensitive data.

Deploying the widely recognized AES block cipher, the DAES XTS offers unmatched security and performance benefits over software-based solutions. Its hardware-centric design positions it as a key player in securing environments ranging from IoT devices to cloud servers.

It is important to highlight that, in its current state, Ciphertext-Stealing mode is not supported. Therefore, users should ensure memory sectors are aligned to multiples of 128-bit blocks when implementing the DAES XTS.

Additionally, the DAES XTS seamlessly integrates with a diverse range of SPI memory controllers, enhancing its adaptability and compatibility across various applications. This strategic integration amplifies the co-processor’s effectiveness and broadens its application scope.

DCD continues to push the boundaries of cryptographic innovation with the launch of the DAES XTS, reinforcing its commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions for enhanced data security in today’s interconnected world.

About Digital Core Design

DCD has been founded in 1999 and since the very beginning is focused on IP Core Innovations. During these 25 years company mastered more than 90 different architectures, which have been utilized in more than 750 000 000 electronic devices around the globe. Amin them one can find e.g. World’s Fastest 8051 CPU, World’s Tiniest 8051 IP Core, Royalty-Free and Fully Scalable 32-bit CPU, 100% safe cryptographic system and 32-bit plus 64-bit RISC-V CPUs. More information at