Los Angeles, CA
June 5, 2000 to June 9, 2000
Marcello Dalpasso , DEI - University of Padova, Italy
Alessandro Bogliolo , DI - University of Ferrara, Italy
Luca Benini , DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy
Design methodologies based on reuse of intellectual property (IP) components critically depend on techniques to protect IP ownership. IP protection is particularly challenging for hardware/software systems, where an IP core runs embedded software: both the software and the core are valuable IP that must be protected.<div></div> We propose a new technique for protecting the IP of both processor cores and application software in hardware/software systems. Our approach is based on public-key cryptography and it has been implemented as a package in the JavaCAD distributed design and simulation environment .
Marcello Dalpasso, Alessandro Bogliolo, Luca Benini, "Hardware/Software IP protection", DAC, 2000, Design Automation Conference, Design Automation Conference 2000, pp. 593-596, doi:10.1109/DAC.2000.855380