ESPY Prequal Appliance


ESPY Prequal Appliance provides fast, scalable and continuous scanning of in-house and third-party IP cores. It identifies and defends against unintended or undocumented features and backdoors being integrated into your design. It is seemlessly operates in parallel with your existing EDA tools. ESPY cyberassurance technologies were originally funded by DoD and Columbia University and comprises the latest cyber defense innovations not currently available from other vendors. ESPY Prequal assesses the cyber vulnerability of your design in continuous development environments and is appropriate for certification pre-qualification use cases. ESPY may be used stand-alone or as part of a certified supply chain.

 

 

ESPY Benefits


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On-Prem Appliance

Highlights

IP/Design does not go to the cloud

DoD 5400.44 Compliance

Appropriate for secure environments

Scans third party IP

Assurance Workflow

ESPY integrates into design workflow and provides continuous assurance.

Highlights

Detects unintended functionality

Detects backdoors and implants

Defend against compromise designs

Minimal FTE Impact


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Performance

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

Highlights

Designed for continuous integration

Prequal results flow into full certification tests

Lightweight validation (no golden model required)

Appliance Hardware Specs


ESPY Prequal Appliance is available as a 2U appliance in either Single Developer or Group/Enterprise configurations. 

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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 Prequal Appliance
Developer Edition

Available as a Desktop Appliance

ESPY Prequal Appliance Enterprise Edition

Available as a 2U rackable appliance.

Technical Specifications


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

Inputs

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

Interface

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.