BK: Blob Key, a random 256-bit AES-CCM key that encrypts the data on a CAAM blob.
BKEK: Blob Key Encryption Key, a 256-bit AES-ECB derived key that encrypts the BK in CAAM blobs.
CA: Certificate Authority, the entity that issues digital certificates.
CAAM: Cryptographic Accelerator and Assurance Module, a hardware module on the System-On-Chip which provides hardware-accelerated crypto capabilities.
CSF: Command Sequence File, a binary blob attached to signed U-Boot images that contains the signatures, certificates, and commands to configure the CAAM for the decryption and authentication processes.
DEK: Data Encryption Key, secret key used in the encryption of boot artifacts (such as U-Boot, Linux images, device tree blobs and bootscripts).
HAB: High Assurance Boot, firmware in the processor’s boot ROM in charge of authenticating boot images.
NVTK: Non-Volatile Test Key, a 256-bit key hardwired into the CAAM that is used on open (not secure enabled) devices as a replacement for the OTPMK. The NVTK value is public knowledge and is common to all parts, so its usage is not secure: it should only be used for testing.
OTP: One-Time Programmable bits, also referred to as electronic fuses or eFuses.
OTPMK: One-Time Programmable Master Key, a unique 256-bit key stored by the CPU manufacturer on the CPU’s OTP bits and used by the CAAM only on closed (secure boot enabled) devices.
PKI: Public Key Infrastructure, a set of certificates and private keys that Digi Embedded Yocto uses to sign the firmware images.
RSA: The Rivest-Shamir-Adleman cryptosystem for public-key encryption.
SRK: Super Root Keys, stored as hashes in the CPU’s OTP bits and used by the HAB for image authentication.
- Get started
Digi Embedded Android
- Release notes
- Create an Android application
- Digi APIx for Android
- Sign your application
- System architecture
- Build development firmware
- Program firmware
- Customize the Android firmware
- Production release
- Remote management
- Recover your device
- Device tree files
- Pin multiplexing (IOMUX)
- Micro Controller Assist (MCA)
- OTP bits
- PCI Express (PCIe)
- Touch screen
- XBee socket
- Additional resources
Glossary of cryptography terms
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