JTAG Architecture with Multi Level Security

For in - circuit testing and debugging JTAG (Joint Test Access Group) is one of the most powerful standard architecture of DFT (Design For Testability). But JTAG can also act as a tool for hacking and hence makes the devices vulnerable for attacks. This paper presents a security mechanism for JTAG and hence prevents the unauthorized users from accessing the private and confidential information of a device. This method is highly compatible with the IEEE 1149.1 standard and requires no modification in the intellectual property of an IC.

Provided by: Iosrjournals Topic: Hardware Date Added: Jun 2012 Format: PDF

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