FPGA Security Bootcamp

Course Objectives

FPGAs are widely used in many areas, including automotive electronics, avionics, medical devices, military and consumer electronics, large scale cloud, data centers and is gaining more and more popularity. 
FPGA security becomes an issue because adversaries can:
· Reverse engineer FPGA design to steal valuable IP information
· Obtain decrypted FPGA bitstream by wire-tap
· Clone FPGAs/IPs and sell them
· Use replay attack on the previous system version with vulnerabilities
· Conduct remote side channel attacks without physical access (cloud, data center, SoC)
· Attack hardware by software and software by hardware
· Insert hardware Trojan as a backdoor
· Cause denial of service  FPGA vendors try to address security threats by providing a set of features protecting the device and the user application availability, confidentiality and integrity. 

This 3-days training provides all necessary theoretical and practical know-how to secure modern FPGA & SoC FPGA-based systems, and help customers not just to understand the concepts but also how to implement and integrate them into their project.
The training starts by introducing the main security threats that may be encountered by application designers when working on FPGA.
The training continues by describing the security building blocks currently provided by the Intel, and the role of each one of them.
The security techniques are demonstrated using recent, state of the art Intel´s Agilex SoC FPGA family.

General Information


  • FPGA & SoC FPGA architecture, basic SoC FPGA design, VHDL/Verilog

Duration & Attendance


Target Audience

FPGA and firmware engineers, beginners or experienced, that would like to design secured FPGA & SoC FPGA based systems, and apply the recommended secured design flow for hardware and software.

Additional Information