Electronic Design Automation

Rambus expanding security IP with quantum safe technology

13 July 2023

Rambus has expanded its security intellectual property (IP) offering with the first in a family of quantum safe security IP products with next-generation root of trust for data center and communications.

The Rambus root of trust IP offers a complete post quantum cryptography (PQC) hardware security solution that protects data center and artificial intelligence/machine learning assets and systems.

The IP uses quantum compute resistant cryptographic algorithms selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These include:

  • CRYSTALS-Kyber for key-encapsulation
  • CRYSTALS-Dilithium for digital signatures

These algorithms are suited for protecting critical government and public infrastructure from entities looking to steal data now to decrypt later using quantum computing. NIST has released four post-quantum computing recommendations to allow designers to implement quantum-resistant cryptography to ensure data and hardware are secure in the quantum computing era.

The Rambus security IP features:

  • Programmable 32-bit secure processor
  • Quantum safe encryption engine
  • Open compute project (OCP) Caliptra root of trust for measurement with DICE and X.509 support
  • True random number generator (TRNG) and physical unclonable function (PUF) entropy source
  • Secure data store
  • FIPS 140-3 CAVP and CMVP compliant
  • SDK for user development of secure and trusted applications
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