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This paper presents a novel approach to watermark FPGA designs on the netlist level. We restrict the dynamically addressable part of the logic table, thus freeing space for insertion of signature bits into lookup tables (LUTs). In this way, we tightly integrate the watermark with the design so that simply removing mark carrying components would damage the(More)
— In this paper, we introduce a new method for watermarking of IP cores for FPGA architectures where the signature (watermark) is detected at the power supply pins of the FPGA. This is the first watermarking method where the signature is extracted in this way. We are able to sign IP cores at the netlist as well as the bitfile level, so a wide spectrum of(More)
In this paper we introduce a new method to identify IP cores in an FPGA by analyzing the content of lookup tables. This techniques can be used to identify registered cores for IP protection against unlicensed usage. We show methods to extract the content of the lookup tables in a design from a binary bitfile of Xilinx Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro FPGAs. To(More)
—In this paper, we introduce a novel FPGA-based methodology for accelerating SQL queries using dynamic partial reconfiguration. Query acceleration is of utmost importance in large database systems to achieve a very high throughput. Although common FPGA-based accelerators are suitable to achieve such a high throughput, their design is hard to extend for new(More)
—In this paper, we present a novel technique for transmitting data over the power supply pins of an FPGA. Using this power side channel communication, a core inside the FPGA is able to send data to a receiver outside of the FPGA. Possible applications include monitoring, debugging, and watermarking. For the communication, we do not need any further(More)