Lattice Sentry QSPI Monitor IP Core for MachXO3D

Resilient SPI/QSPI Security IP for Platform Firmware Resiliency

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Actively Prevent Attacks Against SPI/QSPI Peripherals – The Sentry QSPI Monitor IP for MachXO3D monitors traffic on SPI/QSPI bus to identify and block potentially illegal traffic.

Nanosecond Response Time – This FPGA IP continually monitors traffic and responds to threats instantly.

Tested and Fully Validated – This resilient IP is a pre-built security component which is part of the Lattice Sentry Platform Root of Trust solutions stack. No FPGA experience or RTL programming is necessary to implement this into your Platform Root of Trust design.


  • Generation of SPI and QSPI transactions
  • Support for long SPI transactions (up to 256 byte write and 4 Gb read) with no CPU interactions
  • Programmable transaction type and length
  • Provision of 8-bit external FIFO interface for connecting to other blocks
  • Support for AMBA 3 APB Protocol v1.0
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Block Diagram

Customer PLD Interface Block Diagram

Ordering Information

License for this IP core is included with the following:

Family Part Number Description
MachXO3D SENTRY-PFR-XO3D-U Lattice Sentry PFR IP Package for MachXO3D - Single design License
MachXO3D SENTRY-PFR-XO3D-UT Lattice Sentry PFR IP Package for MachXO3D - Multi-Site License

You will also need the MachXO3D Encryption Security Block License to use key features of this IP in the Lattice Diamond software.

Family Part Number Description
MachXO3D SECURITY-XO3D-SW MachXO3D Encryption Security Block License


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Lattice Sentry QSPI Monitor - User's Guide
FPGA-IPUG-02110 1.0 8/12/2020 PDF 951.9 KB

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