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FPGAs boast anti-tamper, anti-counterfeit features

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FPGA? defense application? anti-tamper? anti-counterfeit?

Xilinx Inc. has released an FPGA line touting high performance, programmable solution for major defense applicationsthe Virtex-6Q family. These devices, in combination with the SECMON IP core, provide a secure platform for Aerospace and Defense (A&D) designs used in critical anti-tamper applications, the company stated.

NSA has reviewed the Xilinx Security Monitor (SECMON) IP core and found that it provides a level of anti-tamper (AT) protection. The programmable AT solution for Xilinx's Virtex-6Q FPGAs complements AT system applications overall, thus ensuring protection of system's critical technology as instructed by DoD 5200.39Ssupport is available from Xilinx for AT implementation including software, IP, documentation, methodologies, working groups and expertise. The Xilinx secure solution yields higher levels of integration and reliability that benefit other applications such as commercial avionics systems, detailed the company.


The FPGA targets defense applications.

Additionally, the Virtex-6Q FPGA is the first product from Xilinx to feature easy to verify anti-counterfeiting features to combat the rising threat of fraudulent devices being introduced into defense systems worldwide, boasted the company. Features include a simple visual identification and confirmation of the products' authenticity based on the external Virtex-6Q FPGA package marking, as well as other built-in, multilevel Xilinx proprietary features assuring product verification.

In addition to its secure capabilities, defense-grade Virtex-6Q devices offer mask set control, ruggedized packaging, high temperature environmental operation and longer product life when compared to pin-compatible commercial equivalents, expressed Xilinx. Likewise, the devices are fabricated on low-power 40nm, dual-oxide process technology with full support in the Xilinx ISE Design Suite, for seamless migration between prototyping and production.

The inherent re-programmability of Virtex-6Q FPGAs allow mission critical systems to overcome the limitations of traditional long lead time ASIC and ASSP approaches, making them ideal for powering products in avionics, electronic warfare, missiles and munitions, MILCOM and Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The Virtex-6Q family is available in I-temperature grade (-40C to 100C) as well as M-temperature grade (-55C to 125C).

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