Our collaboration with Intrinsic-ID provides designers with an advanced security solution that enables them to combine Intrinsic ID’s PUF solution and Synopsys’ ARC EM Processors with SecureShield technology for a faster, easier path to securing their IoT devices.
Microsemi is committed to providing the best security solutions in the FPGA market, and we’re pleased to partner with Intrinsic-ID to integrate their industry leading SRAM PUF technology into our SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGAs.
Intrinsic-ID are industry leaders in offering PUF technology and our partnership with them enables us to build into our high-performance FPGAs and SoCs security features that are unmatched in the industry.
Adding PUF technology to SmartMX2 chips helps to alleviate user doubts as we bring more security and trust to smart life solutions and provide our customers with a key competitive edge. As such, we’re very happy to have entered into this contract with Intrinsic-ID, the undisputed leader in PUF.
We have one of the best equipped laboratories to help protect our clients’ credibility and brand image so new approaches to hardware security are of vital interest to us. After a set of experiments using voltage contrast techniques, we found none of the attacks to be successful against an SRAM – based PUF solution.
This extensive security evaluation of PUFs at 65 nm, in which Thales Communications &Security has taken part, is the first of its kind to go public. Beyond the protection against counterfeiting, PUFs can be used to securely conceal cryptographic keys used by functions such as local memory protection.
Step 1: uncontrollable variations
fixed during manufacturing
Step 2: SRAM cells have
preferred startup state
Step 3: Unique pattern ->
silicon 'PUF' fingerprint
Step 4: Turned to cryptographic key ->
standard certified crypto