SypherMedia Library (SML) Circuit Camouflage Technology is an anti-reverse engineering and anti-cloning protection for integrated circuits that has both Commercial and Government Applications. The Circuit Camouflage Technology significantly increases the level of difficulty while decreasing reliability of reverse engineering efforts of a circuit.
With worldwide applications rights and over 50 granted US patents and numerous international patents, Inside Secure has developed the know-how and proprietary trade secret techniques uniquely positioned to implement these designs. We offer training and licensing options, enabling your design team to implement SML circuit camouflage technology on your devices as well as a range of courses in hardening silicon IP to reverse engineering, cloning, and tamper attacks.
SML is a unique and innovative technology that when incorporated into an ASIC design, makes the silicon more resistant to reverse-engineering attacks. SML utilizes foundry standard cells, standard tools and design methodology, doesn’t rely on coatings or shields, and provides a high return on investment for silicon manufacturers and chip makers wanting Intellectual Property protection and having products in high attack environments.
The SML is available in silicon technologies down to 28nm and Inside Secure is currently working on a project in FINFET 14nm.
Normal AND2 gate
Camouflage AND2 gate
The camouflage AND2 gate appears identical to the normal AND2 gate. It performs a different logic function. A reverse engineer mistakenly interpreting both gates as normal AND2 gates would extract an incorrect netlist from silicon.
Using these designs and techniques, chip makers keep sensitive and strategic aspects of custom designs secret from competitors and counterfeiters, providing hardware protection to secure intellectual properties. Additionally, Inside Secure’s Camo SmartFill provides high tamper resistance from unauthorized modifications to the design by filling the entire chip with circuitry allowing attackers no space in which to insert a Trojan circuit without destroying the underlying function of the ASIC.
In summary, Inside Secures’s Circuit Camouflage Technology together with Camo SmartFill:
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