Trying to incorporate security features on your FPGA / SoC, but don’t know where to start?

If you’re looking to enhance the security of your FPGA or SoC but aren’t sure where to begin, you’re in the right place. BLT has decades of experience with FPGAs and our experts can help ensure security for your FPGA. What’s more, BLT is capable of providing FPGA services to the full range of USG requirements.

Here are some critical features to consider when incorporating security measures:

Secure Encrypted/Communications on the Data Channels

  • Data Protection: Implement encryption mechanisms to secure data transmitted over the FPGA or SoC, safeguarding it from eavesdropping and interception.
  • Authentication: Utilize authentication protocols to ensure that only authorized parties can access and communicate with your device.

Ability to Update Images Securely

  • Vulnerability Patching: Enable secure and timely image updates to address newly discovered vulnerabilities, such as those found in the Linux Kernel, to prevent potential exploitation.
  • Secure Boot: Implement secure boot processes to verify the integrity of firmware updates and prevent unauthorized alterations.

Authenticated Image Updating

  • Protection Against Rogue Actors: Authenticate image updates to thwart malicious actors from taking over the device through unauthorized firmware alterations.
  • Integrity Verification: Verify the authenticity and integrity of updated images to ensure that they come from trusted sources.

When it comes to FPGA Security, you have to get it right the FIRST TIME…

Otherwise you risk bricking your device. Or worse.

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Hardware Zeroing Capability

  • Intellectual Property Protection: Incorporate hardware anti-tamper features to deter or detect attempts to steal your IP or compromise your device’s integrity.
  • Data Zeroization: Implement data zeroization capabilities to erase sensitive information when tampering is detected, reducing the risk of data theft.

Protection Against DPA and Advanced Attacks

  • Data Power Analysis (DPA) Mitigation: Employ advanced techniques and countermeasures to protect against power analysis attacks that aim to extract cryptographic keys.
  • Anti-Side Channel Protections: Enhance your FPGA or SoC’s resilience against advanced attacks that exploit side channels to steal sensitive data or secrets.



Securing your FPGA or SoC is a multifaceted endeavor that requires a comprehensive approach. By focusing on these features and implementing robust security measures, you can fortify your digital assets against a wide range of threats, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your critical data and intellectual property.

If you’re interested in further exploring FPGA security solutions or need assistance in integrating these security features into your devices, don’t hesitate to contact us for expert guidance and support. Your devices deserve the highest level of protection, and we’re here to help you achieve that security.