Design Automation Conference (2000)
Los Angeles, CA
June 5, 2000 to June 9, 2000
Alessandro Bogliolo , DI - University of Ferrara, Italy
Luca Benini , DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy
Marcello Dalpasso , DEI - University of Padova, 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 .
Alessandro Bogliolo, Luca Benini, Marcello Dalpasso, "Hardware/Software IP protection", Design Automation Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 593-596, 2000, doi:10.1109/DAC.2000.855380