Security has become a hot topic: whether boarding a plane, closing the front door, or beginning a next-generation circuit design, security is a significant issue. For designers, the greatest threat comes from the alarming amount of counterfeited products on the market as a result of design thefts. This article describes Xilinx security measures that can protect your low-cost FPGA designs.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Second Quarter 2007. Article © Xcell Journal.