Security System

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The Security System (SS) is an encryption, decryption, hashing and PRNG hardware accelerator present on most Allwinner SoCs. Supported by mainline since 4.3.

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Supported algorythms

The hardware supports AES, DES, 3DES on EBC, CBC modes. For hashing, SHA-1 and MD5 are supported, both with standard and custom IVs. AES key sizes supported are 128-bits, 192-bits and 256-bits. The hardware PRNG features 160-bits support with 192-bits seed.


Communication with the SS may be done via a 32-words RX FIFO and a 32-words TX FIFO. The system supports interrupt signaling for (almost-)empty FIFOs.