Crypto Quantique, a specialist in quantum-driven cyber security for the internet of things (IoT), announces that the company’s QDID silicon IP block has been selected for the recently announced Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V* integrated development environment. Intel® Pathfinder enables RISC-V cores and other IP to be evaluated in FPGAs and simulator programs before committing to the final silicon design and fabrication. The environment is supported by industry-standard toolchains.
QDID is the first security IP chosen for Intel Pathfinder. QDID is independently verified as resilient against all currently-known cyberattack mechanisms. Its analog block measures random, quantum tunnelling current in the fabric of silicon wafers to produce high-entropy, random numbers from which unique, unforgeable identities and cryptographic keys are created on-demand. These identities and keys form a root-of-trust for each device, and this is the foundation for IoT security when QDID chips are deployed.