PSoC and IP Protection? | Cypress Semiconductor
PSoC and IP Protection?
I've just realised something about PSoC chips, that they are better than regular UMCs at protecting Intelectual Property ! Or are they? Really interested to hear your opinion on the matter.
The way I see it, it is a hradware definied by sofware. So, looked from outside, it is harder to reverse engineer setups with PSoC since you have no idea whetehr a pin is in/out , digital/analog etc. You can always infer by inspecting what type of periphery it interface with I guess...
However as far as logic/purpose of a particular chip goes, how easy is to get that from let's say having a PSOC programmer and fetching the code from the chip? Is it possible to disable read once a design and purpose is fixed ???
I can only guess it must be hard, considering you might need propriatary cypress internal documentation, but far from impossible?