Silex Insight and Andes Technology partner on Root-of-Trust security IP solution​

Silex Insight and Andes Technology Corporation are partnering to bring on Root-of-Trust security IP solutions integrated with RISC-V core.

Silex Insight’s advanced eSecure IP module, including security boot, sensitive key material and asset protection enables security applications to shield confidential information from untrusted applications running on a main processor. In the previous partnership, Andes Technology provided a high-efficiency and low-power RISC-V CPU core tightly integrated in the eSecure IP module to fully and robustly control the execution of security functions. The eSecure module is highly configurable and thus provides a wide-range selection of security features, which can be adapted for any application for performance, area and energy consumption. Andes RISC-V processors together with eSecure have been used in a wide variety of SoCs ranging from microcontrollers to data center servers, and for different purposes such as communication, and video applications.

Silex Insight and Andes Technology extend their partnership by offering the eSecure solution as part of the Andes security framework called AndeSentry™. With the combination of Silex Insight’s eSecure IP module and Andes’ versatile RISC-V processors, customers can authenticate and protect their solution in the field easily. Furthermore, customers can perform secure failure analysis/RMA (certificate based, set permissions levels, public key cryptography).

“We are able to deliver a one-stop-shop and ready-to-go solution to SoC makers who need advanced security and efficiency”, said Pieter Willems, VP of Global Sales and Marketing of Silex Insight. “With Andes Technology’s high efficiency and low-power RISC-V CPU core together with our eSecure Root-of-Trust turnkey solution, customers who demand high security on their devices can easily prevent hostile attacks from the outside world and at the same time perform end-to-end secure debugging”.

“Through our popular RISC-V processors, we have been engaged with a wide variety of customer applications. We observe that security is becoming fundamental now to all devices and connected servicesTherefore we have gathered all our security solutions under one framework called AndeSentry, where Silex Insight plays an important role with their top-notch performance solutions,” said Dr. Charlie Su, President and CTO of Andes Technology. “We are excited to be able to deliver configurable and efficient security turnkey solutions, including Silex Insight’s eSecure IP module platform, to chip design teams which need highly reliable protection”.

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