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  • April 04, 2024

    Self-Destructing Encryption Keys and Static and Dynamic Entropy in One Chip

    By Eric Hunt-Schroeder, Senior Staff Manager, Digital IC Design, Marvell

    From ISSCC to GOMACTech, we’re presenting new and exciting technology solutions that will benefit the aerospace and defense industry. 

    For anyone who’s watched the 1990s cartoon, Inspector Gadget, the phrase “This message will self-destruct” is bound to be familiar. Anytime Inspector Gadget is given a new assignment, he receives a message containing critical information and instructions. Inspector Gadget must act quickly because shortly after opening, the message is promptly blown to smithereens. 

    Recently, I had the opportunity to present self-destructing encryption key technology within microchips during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) hosted in San Francisco from February 18 to 22. If the chip or keys become compromised, the keys self-destruct. Essentially, we’ve created security on the fly—the Inspector Gadget way. We received a significant amount of media attention from publications such as IEEE Spectrum and Tom’s Hardware

    But we didn’t stop with ISSCC. Shortly after, I had the opportunity to attend the GOMACTech conference where I presented our reconfigurable physically unclonable function (PUF) and random number generation technology—all in one chip. This technology promises to be critical for the aerospace and defense industry.