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From: email@example.com (Nico Coesel)
Subject: Re: Protection of a design?
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2002 09:18:43 GMT
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Wouter van Ooijen (www.voti.nl)) wrote:
>>Some PIC's seem to be fairly easy to read even with the protection
>>fuse blown. Do a search for 'pic buster' with Google.
>>You could look for an alternative processor which is harder to read
>>out. Hitachi H8 controllers for instance.
>But note that this will not protect you form reverse engineering. The
>only thing that will is making sure that the profit a competitor might
>make does not compensatie his engineering expenses...
Software protection features in microcontrollers are available there
for a long time, but it seems very few manufacturors are taking
protection really serious. Or has it something to do with Uncle Sam
restricting manufacturors to make a good protection?
Reverse engineering of hardware is quite easy, but reverse engineering
software comes down to rewriting it entirely from scratch -making all
the mistakes the creator of the original made-.
I work for a company that makes products in a small but highly
competitive market. The hardware isn't that hard to copy (even though
most of the work is done by a huge FPGA), but the software is a
closely guarded secret.
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