IoT Security for Intel® Cyclone® V SoC
FPGAs, Intel® MAX® 10 FPGAs and CPUs

Veridify is a proud Intel Design Solutions Network (DSN) partner.  We offer fast, quantum-resistant identification, authentication, and data protection solutions on Cyclone® V SoC and MAX® 10 FPGAs.   Our solutions can be used for secure communication with other Intel FPGAs, CPUs, devices running on 8- to 32-bit processors, or microcontroller endpoints. These solutions are ideal for applications targeting industrial IoT, automotive, defense, consumer and medical markets.

A FREE security toolkit is available now on Intel’s DE10-Nano development kit (Cyclone® V SoC FPGA), an ideal platform for developers who require design flexibility, performance, and expanded I/O options when creating innovative applications for the IoT. To support fast and easy implementation, Veridify provides a complete and free SDK and technical tutorial on authenticating remote devices with a Cyclone® V System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA, located on the Intel Developer Zone website.

SecureRF Security Benefits and FPGA IP Products


Intel FPGA SoC devices are well suited for a wide variety of functions, including acting as an IoT gateway that can authenticate and control hundreds of remote endpoints. The low-resource endpoints that these gateways communicate with and control often run on 8-, 16-, or 32-bit processors. Legacy security methods such as ECC and RSA are computationally too intensive to run on such low-resource devices, thereby limiting the options for strong security that can be implemented (as the same security methods must be run on both on an IoT gateway and the remote endpoint it with which it communicates). SecureRF methods can be used both on the FPGA device as well as the low-resource endpoints, enabling strong security in these heterogeneous environments.

For example, our Bump in the Wire solution combines SecureRF’s quantum-resistant security methods with Intel’s Max 10 FPGA to create a security gateway that can be implemented on already- deployed industrial endpoints on the Internet of Things that were designed before the need for security was realized.

SecureRF’s security toolkit includes Ironwood™ Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP) and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA™), which are designed to run on the smallest processors. Based on Group Theoretic Cryptography methods, the computational efficiency of SecureRF’s security protocols and algorithms translate into significant performance advantages over legacy security methods. Of special interest to designers of devices with long service lives, SecureRF methods are quantum-resistant to all known attacks.


SecureRF’s WalnutDSA and Ironwood KAP are implemented as soft IP cores in the programmable logic side of the Cyclone® V SoC with help from the Hard Processor System

Intel FPGA Reference Designs


NovTech Cameleon96 Community Board, available from NovTech or Arrow

This board is fully compliant to the Linaro 96Boards open platform specification and features a Intel Cyclone® V SoC FPGA. It includes SecureRF’s quantum-resistant key agreement protocol and digital signature algorithm reference design. Learn more here.


DE10-Nano Development Kit Available from Terasic and Arrow  

The DE10-Nano offers a robust hardware design platform built around the Cyclone® V SoC FPGA, along with high-speed DDR3 memory, a wide range of analog-to-digital capabilities and Ethernet networking. Delivering high levels of reconfigurability and flexibility for developers, the Cyclone® V SoC FPGA integrates a high-performance Arm-based hard processor system (HPS), consisting of dual-core Cortex-A9 embedded processors, peripherals and memory interfaces, connected to programmable logic via a high-bandwidth interconnect backbone.

Developers working with the Intel DE10-Nano development kit can implement SecureRF’s market-ready cryptographic toolkit in their next application or solution.

Learn more here.

Access a product brief from Arrow here.

Learn more from Terasic here.

Intel CPU Reference Designs


Aaeon UP x86 Board, available from Aaeon and Mouser Electronics

SecureRF offers its fast, small-footprint and low-energy Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm and Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol on Intel’s 64-bit Atom x5-Z8350 processor, running on the Aaeon UP single board computer.  SecureRF has compiled the crypto library using the GCC compiler installed on the UP board.  Aaeon UP boards are optimized to leverage Intel® RealSense™ Technology.

Typical applications include IoT, Industrial, Robotics, Drones, Machine Vision, Smart Home, and Intelligent Cars. The board’s compatibility with Linux, Android, and all the Windows 10 distributions give great flexibility, scalability and quick time to market.

Intel 64-bit Xeon Processor

SecureRF has completed an implementation of its Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) and Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP) on an Intel 64-bit Xeon processor.  WalnutDSA is extremely fast to verify even in small processing environments.

Intel CPU-based Software Development Kits are available for free.  Request your SDK today to begin your evaluation.

Need Help Implementing Security on Your Devices?  Contact us Today!

Our security experts are ready to support you.  We offer design services and free consultations.

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Retrofit IoT Devices with a Strong Security Solution.

Free Toolkits

Quickly and easily embed our fast, small-footprint, ultra-low-power cryptographic solutions in your IoT devices. Our hardware and software development tools are easily integrated into new or existing platforms. Our SDKs and hardware kits are ideal for Intel FPGAs, as well as the devices they may be connected to whether ASICs, microcontrollers, and other low-resource platforms deployed in the IoT.

Request your free Software Development Kit today.

Educational Resources

Learn more about our partnership with Intel and access valuable training resources to learn how to implement SecureRF security methods here:

Veridify Intel Design Solutions Network (DSN) Partner Profile.

Intel Developer Zone Tutorial – Adapting to Security Threats with FPGAs.

Digi-Key Tutorial – SecureRF Security Solution on DE-10 Nano Board.

Press Release Announcing Veridify’s Partnership with Intel.