High-definition digital content is driving advanced security requirements for SoCs. Millions of people will buy products with Digital Content Protection (DCP) to view, listen and communicate, thus creating a huge need to protect consumer data and intellectual property (IP) from theft.
Non-volatile storage of encryption keys is an ideal way to securely implement DCP in a variety of electronic devices. However, not all non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies are suited for these applications. This paper will review some available NVM alternatives for DCP-enabled products and describe an innovative logic NVM IP technology that meets the diverse requirements for encryption key storage.