ESPY Cloud


Government and commercial organizations are rapidly adopting Zero Trust and now require this level of security down to the microelectronics level. ESPY Cloud allows you to rapidly adopt the full capabilities of ESPY without the up front time and cost needed to install and maintain hardware assurance on site. It identifies and defends against unintended or undocumented features and backdoors being integrated into your design. It seamlessly operates in parallel with your existing EDA tools.



ESPY Cloud


No up front hardware costs

DoD 5400.44 Compliance

Appropriate for cloud enabled design teams

Scans third party IP

Assurance Workflow

ESPY integrates into design workflow and provides continuous assurance.


Detects unintended functionality

Detects backdoors and implants

Defend against compromise designs

Minimal FTE Impact



ESPY runs on a single cloud instance for smaller projects. Scales up to larger projects. 


Designed for continuous integration

ESPY Cloud results flow into full certification tests

Lightweight validation (no golden model required)

Input Flows Supported

ESPY Prequal Appliance supports high-level RTL source code or synthesized gate lists. ESPY supports gate lists produced by all current CAD tools and is broadly compatible with most flows.

ESPY Cloud
AWS GovCloud Edition

AWS GovCloud edition gives government and industry contractors the security and compliance needed to architect FedRAMP solutions. Most hardware design is considered CUI and US proprietary. The added assurance that GovCloud provides is appropriate when a higher degree of security is required such as with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and DoD cloud computing requirements.  

ESPY Cloud
AWS Edition

AWS Edition provides elastic scalability across the globe. If your hardware design project does not require additional compliance, AWS Edition offers additional elasticity across Amazon's cloud regions throughout the world.

Technical Specifications

ESPY is tool agnostic and is broadly compatible with most CAD tools.


High-level RTL source code or synthesized gate list support. Broadly compatible with code written in Verilog 2005.


Local interface available for scripting and integration with existing workflow.  Web interface for manual analysis.

Reuse and Certification

ESPY optionally integrates with Chip Scan's security-as-a-service attestation and cloud locker service. Prequal may be used as a prequalification tool prior to submission of IP blocks for supply chain certification.