AES Multi-Purpose

The AES Multi-Purpose crypto engine includes a generic and scalable implementation of the AES algorithm and a configurable wrapper making the solution suitable for a wide range of low-cost & high-end applications for the most advanced AES core.



The AES Multi-Purpose crypto engine is easily portable to ASIC and FPGA . It supports a wide range of applications on various technologies. The unique architecture enables a high level of flexibility. The throughput and features required by a specific application can be taken into account in order to select the most optimal configuration.

For other AES solutions, please see dedicated product sheets: AES-GCM Multi-Booster (BA415) and AES-XTS Multi-Booster (BA416).



  • ASIC and FPGA
  • Supports a wide selection of programmable ciphering modes based on NIST SP 800-38:
    • Non-chaining modes: ECB, CTR
    • Chaining modes: CBC, CFB, OFB
    • Cyphertext stealing modes: CBC-CS
    • Authentication: CMAC (OMAC1)
    • Authentication & Confidentiality: CCM, GCM
    • Confidentiality on storage devices: XTS/XTS-CS
  • Masking option available with excellent protection against SPA & DPA
  • Context switching
  • Data interface: AMBA (AHB/AXI:AXI-4) with optional DMA
  • Control interface: APB or AXI4-lite



Ideal for any application, examples:

  • Wireless and wired communications
  • Digital Cinema
  • DRM
  • Encrypted data storage
  • Industrial
  • Cloud computing
  • Defence
  • Automotive
  • General MCU’s
  • Etc…