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Protect Your FPGA Against Piracy: Cost-Effective Authentication Scheme Protects IP in SRAM-Based FPGA Designs
This application note describes FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) and how they can hold the key functions and the intellectual property (IP) of a system. It discusses ways to protect IP against piracy. SHA-1 challenge-and-response authentication is judged as the most secure methodology. This document presents a cost-effective authentication scheme that protects IP in SRAM-based FPGA designs. The DS28E01 and DS28CN01 1-Wire devices are featured.
We all know the severity of software piracy in Taiwan & China. But how many of you know that EDA software like Modelsim, Synopsys DC, etc sell on Bangalore streets in India for as low as Rs.25!!!! For the matter of fact, the slumdog who is selling the pirated software in question is not even aware that he is one. The CD is disguised as one of the Recent Bollywood or Hollywood hits. Cops just extort some money and leave him to continue his business!!!