TRIPCORE Pre Fab Detection Toolkit

Period of Performance: 05/01/2014 - 11/01/2014

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Radiance Technologies Inc.
350 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Due to the growing complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) designs, system designers utilize third-party Semiconductor Intellectual Property Cores in order to speed up design time and gain advanced capabilities without requiring the additional overhead of in-depth research. In conjunction with these more advanced features, the addition of third-party IP cores also increases the potential risk to the system due to the undetectable insertion of malicious Hardware Trojans. The potential for these malicious hardware blocks is a growing concern for SoC designers and Radiance is proposing to create a tool that will scan third-party IP blocks to ensure they work to their full specifications.