Applications

Encryption

What is Encryption?

Data security is a very important aspect of data transmission applications, so most data transmission solutions protect data with encryption keys which are licensed by the chip vendor or the integrated device manufacturer to ensure secure data transmission. Such security measures are widely used in digital television (DTV), set-top box (STB), smart card, and smartphone systems.

The rapidly developing Internet-of-Things (IoT) will also offer far greater interconnection between a variety of devices and systems. As consumers place greater emphasis on data security and protection measures, the demand for related IC security solutions will also increase; thus, data security for IC hardware and firmware will be crucial for IoT market leaders.

Applications

Product Target Proposed Usage eMemory NVM Silicon IP
LCD TV Controller HDCP key, or customized security system Setting in CP stage or FT/system stage, usage at end-user Density: 32K bits
P/E Cycle: 1~10
IP: NeoFuse
STB Controller Key for copy protection Setting in CP stage or FT/system stage, usage at end-user Density: 32K bits
P/E Cycle: 1~10
IP: NeoBit, NeoFuse
Security MCU Key for special behavior Setting in CP stage or FT/system stage, usage at end-user Density: 1K bits
P/E Cycle: 1~10
IP: NeoFuse
Application Processor Key for special behavior Setting in CP stage or FT/system stage, usage at end-user Density: 1K~32K bits
P/E Cycle: 1~10
IP: NeoFuse

Benefits of Encryption with eMemory NVM Silicon IPs

eMemory provides a complete embedded NVM solution with a flexible license scheme that allows the encryption key to be stored on a host at either the chip vendor or the integrated device manufacturer.

eMemory Logic NVM Silicon IP offers the best flexibility and many other benefits for encryption application, including:

  • With its floating gate and anti-fuse structure, it is difficult to be observed by IC DECAP.

  • Testable at CP stage, thus reducing yield loss at FT/Module/System/End-User stages.

  • 125° C/10 years industry-grade high-temperature data retention.

  • Optimized cost structure for a range of applications and densities.

  • Choice of OTP/PMTP solutions for different specification requests.

  • Silicon-proven at 20 major foundries and available in over 250 qualified processes.

  • Supports logic, mixed-signal, RF, high-voltage, BCD, SiGe, automotive, and low-power processes.