New Security Solution for Designing Modern SoC

Commercial RISC-V processor IP provider is unveiling new platform security architecture for modern SoC designs. 

FREMONT, CA: The leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, SiFive, has launched SiFive Shield and SiFive WorldGuard. This new solution is a class-leading new platform security architecture. The new SiFive Shield solutions will be used for designing and implementing security in modern SoCs. The initiation of the new SiFive Shield security solution is a crucial moment for SiFive and the RISC-V Industry. This new scalable security solution is configurable and also replaces legacy solutions with a modern, forward-thinking approach. SiFive Shield security solution enables SiFive to continue to win in IP and SoC designs. 

SiFive Shield is a novel approach to SoC design, offering a complete SoC strategy to security that mitigates a trusted computing base, expedites secure lifecycle management, and offers a clear root-of-trust. Modern SoC designs necessitate scalable security architectures with greater isolation than today’s offerings for ensuring continuous protection. The SiFive Shield open platform architecture enables a secure SoC with system-level security and fine-grain controls. The solution utilizes an auditable software stack to ensure trustability, offering FIPS verified true random number generation (TRNG), fault detectors, and secure cryptographic engines. SiFive Shield enables secure lifecycle management with reliable key generation, storage, and provisioning, to allow full lifecycle security. Open source secure boot with open source development software stack ensures confidence in application development.

SiFive is the pioneering provider of market-ready processor core IP and silicon solutions that is based on the open and free RISC-V instruction set architecture. Driven by a team of experienced silicon executives and the RISC-V inventors, the company helps SoC designers mitigate time-to-market and realize cost savings with personalized, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by facilitating system designers in every market verticals to build personalized RISC-V based semiconductors.