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IEEE design & test
Evaluation of hardware Intellectual Property (IP) cores is an important step in an IP-based system-on-chip (SoC) design flow. From the perspective of both IP vendors and Integrated Circuit (IC) designers, it is desirable that hardware IPs can be freely evaluated before purchase, similar to their software counterparts. However, protection of these IPs against piracy during evaluation is a major concern for the IP vendors. Existing solutions typically use encryption and vendor-specific toolsets,doi:10.1109/mdt.2011.70 fatcat:64x4y2nsjbajlpsgtpbqbdosei