Accellera Systems Initiative has published the version 1.0 draft of the proposed Security Annotation for Electronic Design Integration (SA-EDI) standard.
Developed by IP Security Assurance Working Group, SA-EDI is intended to give IP implementors ways to provide information on the security properties of their cores to integrators. The aim is to avoid integrators introducing security vulnerabilities by making incorrect assumptions about the underlying behavior of the IP cores they bring together. The hope is to give IP providers a standardized means to disclose relevant security properties for the integrator to consider for integration, help integrators understand the security risks of the cores they are using, and encourage the development of tools to perform automated checks to uncover potential issues.
In drawing up the draft, the working group has focus on applying existing standards that look at risks for IP specification, design, verification, and integration. The public review is open through May 21, 2021. Users can participate in the review and provide feedback through Accellera’s SA-EDI 1.0 Community Forum. A workshop at DVCon 2021 presented work on the standard: the recording can be viewed at the working group’s page.