Issue No. 04 - April (2003 vol. 36)
Patrick Schaumont , University of California, Los Angeles
Ingrid Verbauwhede , University of California, Los Angeles
<p>Systems with multiple design domains require codesign of application domains. Dedicated hardware processors implement the application domains and software integrates them. </p><p>The authors use ThumbPod, a proto-type embedded security application, for remote identification applications such as intelligent keys or electronic payments. The device combines security, biometrics, and networking domains.</p><p>Additional software support consists of a dynamic application download using the Java application manager. Sun's K virtual machine offers an infrastructure for secure code download and execution. The virtual machine also integrates the cryptoprocessor through a native interface. </p>
I. Verbauwhede and P. Schaumont, "Domain-Specific Codesign for Embedded Security," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 68-74, 2003.