Connectivity ICs are crucial for wireless technologies including wireless local area network (WLAN), WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, and low-power wireless. In an ever-connected world, where each connected device is a potential entry point for sophisticated cyberattack, security can no longer be an afterthought in the design of connectivity ICs and wireless devices, but rather a key criteria from the outset. Boot codes may be stored in the MCU to act as a root of trust for authentication purposes and to prevent unauthorized or malicious firmware from running. Because of the sensitive nature of the information that may be transmitted between devices, security measures (i.e. key generation and encryption) must also be implemented in connectivity ICs to ensure that information being exchanged between devices cannot be read by eavesdroppers.
eMemory’s OTP provides secure key or code storage while operating at very low power. Our NeoPUF IP is a hardware security technology that creates unique silicon fingerprints for chips by harnessing the random nanoscale variations in chips created during the semiconductor fabrication process. The silicon fingerprints can produce a high level of entropy required for the creation of unclonable chip-specific IDs and cryptographic keys for identification and authentication applications. When combined with cryptographic algorithms in a hardware security module, NeoPUF can become a fully self-contained root of trust or secure element, enabling secure boot technology and trusted execution environment.
Flexible and Customizable Security Solutions
Our NVM IPs and security IPs are flexible building blocks for chip designers to develop tailored security solutions for their connectivity IC and applications. They can be customized to provide the most stringent degree of protection or to comply with standard privacy and security policies.
Support Low Power Applications
eMemory’s NVM IPs and security IPs can support low power applications while maintaining high reliability and robust security.
Advanced Process Availability
eMemory’s NeoFuse and NeoPUF use standard processes and provide chip designers with the advantages of advanced process availability (55nm and below) and design portability.