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DOI: 10.4230/DagSemProc.10281.11
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Mentens, Nele ; Vliegen, Jo ; Braeken, An ; Touhafi, Abdellah ; Wouters, Karel ; Verbauwhede, Ingrid

Secure remote reconfiguration of FPGAs

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This paper presents a solution for secure remote reconfiguration of FPGAs. Communicating the bitstream has to be done in a secure manner to prevent an attacker from reading or altering the bitstream. We propose a setup in which the FPGA is the single device in the system's zone-of-trust. The result is an FPGA architecture that is divided into a static and a dynamic region. The static region holds the communication, security and reconfiguration facilities, while the dynamic region contains the targeted application.

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  author =	{Mentens, Nele and Vliegen, Jo and Braeken, An and Touhafi, Abdellah and Wouters, Karel and Verbauwhede, Ingrid},
  title =	{{Secure remote reconfiguration of FPGAs}},
  booktitle =	{Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures},
  pages =	{1--4},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2010},
  volume =	{10281},
  editor =	{Peter M. Athanas and J\"{u}rgen Becker and J\"{u}rgen Teich and Ingrid Verbauwhede},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-28391},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.10281.11},
  annote =	{Keywords: FPGA, cryptography, security, remote configuration}

Keywords: FPGA, cryptography, security, remote configuration
Collection: 10281 - Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures
Issue Date: 2010
Date of publication: 14.12.2010

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