The Kintex UltraScale FPGA supports design security using AES decryption logic and provides two methods for encryption key memory storage. The first is a volatile memory storage supported by an external battery backup supply voltage (VBATT). The second is a one-time programmable eFUSE register. The XEM8350 design supports both types of key storage with user-modification required for Vbatt support.
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Volatile Encryption Key Storage (Vbatt)
A small lithium rechargeable battery and several support components can be installed to provide VBATT to the FPGA when the XEM is unpowered. This will preserve the contents of the FPGA’s volatile key storage so long as VBATT remains over the threshold specified in the Kintex UltraScale documentation. Please see the Xilinx UltraScale Architecture Configuration User Guide (UG570) for more details.
The applicable schematic section and components required to support this functionality are shown below.
|BT1||Seiko Instruments||MS412FE-FL26E||3V, 1mAh lithium battery|
|C209, C210||Generic||1 μF, 10%, 10V, 0402|
|D9||Micro Commercial||BAS40-04-TP||Schottky Diode, SOT23|
|R120||Generic||2.0 kΩ, 1%, 0402|
|R121||Generic||0 Ω, 0402||Connects VBATT to DGND(Required only if battery/LDO circuit is not used)|
|U30||Texas Instruments||LDO, 150 mA, 1.8V output, SOT23-5|
Non-Volatile Encryption Key Storage (eFUSE)
Non-volatile storage of the encryption key is also possible by programming the Kintex UltraScale eFUSE register via JTAG. Please see the Xilinx UltraScale Architecture Configuration User Guide (UG570) for more details.