With mobile devices housing more and more sensitive data that is utilized in a wide variety of applications, chip and device companies must meet the complex security requirements for each potential use case or capability. Most security measures require the injection of secret identity data and cryptographic keys. Currently, cryptographic keys are provisioned in the open without encryption on test equipment which is operated by third party contract manufacturers. These current provisioning methods expose chip manufacturers to liability and risks for any security breach that occurs within their supply chain.
Utilizing the CryptoManager Root of Trust hardware IP Core, SoC architects have a built-in design for the secure provisioning of cryptographic keys during chip manufacturing. For OEM device manufacturing, this feature also enables remote secure key provisioning at the ODM (Original Device Manufacturer).