Assured Synthesis Key (ASK) Assurance Toolkit

BLT’s innovative Assured Synthesis Key (ASK) technology provides data provenance assurance, data and workflow content verification, and resistance to evasion-style attacks. ASK enables EDA projects and workflows to allow for consistent reproduction and to provide a method to detect, report, and revert deviations in data and metadata without disrupting the EDA process consistently and accurately.

Originally, BLT developed ASK technology in response to a community requirement for a very specific data integrity challenge. In developing ASK, BLT discovered a lack of “hygiene” or discipline in maintaining data files, processes/workflows, and the resulting work products, even in a classified environment, as well as corresponding threats of data manipulation and even theft. ASK technology provides robust configuration management, content verification and data provenance assurance. At a high-level ASK’s primary capabilities/features include the detection of changes, auditing of EDA tools and projects, the ability to revert changes, and finally integrates and automatically drives EDA tools through their build flows.

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If you’re looking to use our ASK Assurance Toolkit ™, please contact us.