Set-Top Box

Ever since smart TVs and set-top boxes allow consumers to connect to the internet to access streaming media services, apps, internet music stations, and web browsers, traditional cable TVs seem to have lost their allure. This disruption in entertainment and media industry led to the proliferation of different on-demand content monetization models. However, the availability of pirated digital content raise viability concerns for digital content providers. To protect their investments, content providers rely on embedded security modules to safeguard the transfer of copyrighted content between authorized consumer devices while blocking the use of such content by unauthorized devices.

An example of digital content protection technology is High-bandwidth Definition Digital Content Protection (HDCP). It is developed by Intel Corporation to prevent the copying of digital content as the content travels across connections from source to display. The technology encompasses the encryption of content and authentication of receiving devices and is implemented at the hardware level. OTP can be used to securely store encryption keys, including HDCP encryption keys, in multimedia SoCs to enable content encryption and decryption, authentication, and key exchange.

Solutions that enable digital content copyright protection

Prevent IC decapsulation and malicious code dumping

eMemory’s NeoFuse technology is perfect for secure encryption key storage because there is no visible difference between a programmed and an unprogrammed memory cell. Our circuit design can also prevent the stored code from being dumped without authorization.

Compact and cost-effective

eMemory’s OTP IPs are small in area and can be used in low to medium density applications. Our OTP IPs require no additional masks or processing steps, thereby improving manufacturing yields and lowering production costs.

Logic compatible and available for advance process

eMemory’s OTP IPs are available in standard logic process platforms and provide chip designers the advantages of advanced process availability, design portability, and low power requirements.