Trustworthy Reconfigurable Systems

Enhancing the Security Capabilities of Reconfigurable Hardware Architectures

  • Thomas Feller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


Thomas Feller sheds some light on trust anchor architectures for trustworthy reconfigurable systems. He is presenting novel concepts enhancing the security capabilities of reconfigurable hardware. Almost invisible to the user, many computer systems are embedded into everyday artifacts, such as cars, ATMs, and pacemakers. The significant growth of this market segment within the recent years enforced a rethinking with respect to the security properties and the trustworthiness of these systems. The trustworthiness of a system in general equates to the integrity of its system components. Hardware-based trust anchors provide measures to compare the system configuration to reference measurements. Reconfigurable architectures represent a special case in this regard, as in addition to the software implementation, the underlying hardware architecture may be exchanged, even during runtime.


  • Trustworthy Systems, Reconfigurable Architectures
  • FPGA Design Security, Authenticated Encryption
  • Physical Attack Resistance, System Security

Target Groups

Researchers and students in the field of reconfigurable hardware architectures with an emphasis on secure and trustworthy systems

Practitioners using reconfigurable architectures and need to provide a high level of protection against overproduction and counterfeiting.

The Author

Thomas Feller finished his doctoral thesis at the Center of Advanced Security Research (CASED) and the department of Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sorin A. Huss.


Authenticated Encryption Cryptographic Hardware Design Reconfigurable Architectures Security Trustworthy Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Feller
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  1. 1.Integrierte Schaltungen und SystemeTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-07004-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-07005-2
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