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Decrypt verilog file

Alexander_Kobler
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Hello,

 

How can I read an IEEE 1735 encrypted file (vendor specific key) into Quartus Pro 2021.3? 

 

The compiler outputs the following error messages:

Info: *******************************************************************
Info: Running Quartus Prime Synthesis
Info: Version 21.3.0 Build 170 09/23/2021 SC Pro Edition
Info: Processing started: Wed May 11 16:28:24 2022
Info: System process ID: 29918
Info: Command: quartus_syn --read_settings_files=on --write_settings_files=off counter -c counter
Info: qis_default_flow_script.tcl version: #1
Info: Initializing Synthesis...
Info: Project = "counter"
Info: Revision = "counter"
Info: Analyzing source files
Error (13223): Verilog HDL or VHDL error: No key to decrypt data block
Error (13223): Verilog HDL or VHDL error: decryption of data_block failed
Error (17390): Verilog HDL error at counter.vp(13): error in protected region near / File: counter.vp Line: 13
Error (13223): Verilog HDL or VHDL error: No key to decrypt data block in file counter.vp
Error (13223): Verilog HDL or VHDL error: decryption of data_block failed
Info (19551): Verilog HDL info at counter.vp(41): endmodule File: counter.vp Line: 41
Info (19551): Verilog HDL info at counter.vp(41): ^ File: counter.vp Line: 41
Error (13411): Verilog HDL syntax error at counter.vp(41) near text endmodule File: counter.vp Line: 41
Error (19645): Verilog HDL error at counter.vp(41): SystemVerilog keyword endmodule used in incorrect context File: counter.vp Line: 41
Error: Flow failed:

Thanks in advance & Best regards,

Alex

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi Alex,


If the design file is encrypted by third-party, probably have to get the IEEE 1735 specific encryption key for synthesis.


Thanks,

Best Regards

Sheng


ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Alex,


If you already have the encryption key, do the followings:

  1. Encrypt the design with IEEE 1735. Command line used: encrypt_1735 --quartus --language=verilog counter.v
  2. File counter.vp will be generated in the file folder.
  3. Open a new project, add counter.vp in the project. Set it as top-level entity.
  4. Right click on the counter.vp. Select Properties. Ensure the Type: Verilog HDL File.
  5. Run Analysis & Synthesis.


Best Regards,

Sheng

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Alexander_Kobler
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Hi,

 

the file in the example was encrypted using Cadence' xmprotect, using IEEE 1735 encryption and a vendor specific key.  As Quartus Pro supports IEEE 1735 en/decryption as well, it should be possbile to compile the file with Quartus, or am I wrong?

 

Best regards,

Alex

ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi Alex,


May check out this link https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/683463/22-1/support-for-the-ieee-1735-encr...

Only file encryption with a third-party tool requires the public encryption key. File encryption with the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software does not require the public encryption key.

Probably you have to get the public encryption key for encryption with third-party tool.


Best Regards,

Sheng

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi Alex,


May I know any further update or concern?

Do you need further helps on this case?


Thank you.

Best Regards,

Sheng


ShengN_Intel
Employee
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