Decryption Process - 2023.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Embedded Software Development (UG1400)

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For SoC devices, the BootROM and the FSBL decrypt partitions during the booting cycle. The BootROM reads FSBL from flash, decrypts, loads, and hands off the control. After FSBL starts executing, it reads the remaining partitions, decrypts, and loads them. The AES key needed to decrypt the partitions can be retrieved from either eFUSE or BBRAM. The key source field of the boot header table in the boot image is read to know the source of the encryption key. Each encrypted partition is decrypted using a AES hardware engine.

Figure 1. Decryption Process Diagram