FLEXIBLE METHOD FOR CODE ENHANCEMENT OF MASKED PROCESSOR DEVICES
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-04
Currently, there are many applications for microcomputer based systems. Consequently, the microcomputer market has significantly developed requiring more flexible and cheaper devices. The major driving factor in lower product prices is for the software to be flexible and easily expandable in order to enhance product features or incorporate completely new behaviors. Furthermore, the users request increased functionality or features sets and more comfortable handling and product usage. This leads to a struggle between development costs and complexity of a product. It is very important for the success of a product to match the market needs for the suitable product feature set at the right point of time.