[SI-LIST] Re: PCB Reverse Engineering

This thread brings out an interesting question that's begging to be
asked.  Is anyone aware of technical that can be deployed to stop or
hinder reverse engineering?
I mean in FPGAs there are ways to protect your code, but I wonder if
anyone has ideas on how to protect one's investment in a PWB?

Nima

> -----Original Message-----
> From: si-list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> On Behalf Of steve weir
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 7:36 AM
> To: kedar.apte@xxxxxxxxx; si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: patni-usa@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SI-LIST] Re: PCB Reverse Engineering
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> Kedar, why do you bother with such evasion?
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> If your motives are innocent, then you can explain your
> circumstances.  If you are not offended and your motives are innocent
> you favor the request for an explanation.   But, you don't.
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> Is it the policy of your company to steal the property of others?
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> Steve.
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> At 06:16 AM 5/18/2006, Kedar P Apte wrote:
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> >Hi Steve,
> >
> >Hi Steve,
> >
> >I am not at all feeling offended.
> >
> >1. If I was doing this kind of business I wouldn't be asking the
Question
> >this much straight.
> >2. I won't mind sharing the design rights with you people if time
comes.
> >3. I had posted this question with my real name and company ID I
think
> that
> >is authentic enough to start with.
> >4. I wanted atleast some info about whether this can be done or not.
> >5. But of course I can understand your awareness and so the reply.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Kedar
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: steve weir [mailto:weirsi@xxxxxxxxxx]
> >Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 6:17 PM
> >To: kedar.apte@xxxxxxxxx; si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] Re: PCB Reverse Engineering
> >
> >
> >Kedar if you expected the question then:
> >
> >1. You should not be offended that I asked it and
> >2. If your motives are innocent you should have explained how it is
> >that you have only a board, no documentation or any kind but the
> >rights to the design.
> >
> >Steve.
> >At 05:22 AM 5/18/2006, Kedar P Apte wrote:
> > >Hi Steve,
> > >I was expecting this Question - never mind
> > >I am not in that business -
> > >I think this answer is quiet straight forward and simple to
understand.
> > >
> > >
> > >Regards,
> > >Kedar
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: si-list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >[mailto:si-list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of steve weir
> > >Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:31 PM
> > >To: kedar.apte@xxxxxxxxx; si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject: [SI-LIST] Re: PCB Reverse Engineering
> > >
> > >
> > >Are you asking for help finding tools so you can steal someone
else'
> > >design?  Who helps a thief?
> > >
> > >If you think that theft is OK can you provide me with Patni's
> > >corporate bank account numbers and access codes?  I think there are
> > >many people who might like to out-source funding of their accounts
> payable.
> > >
> > >
> > >Steve.
> > >At 03:33 AM 5/18/2006, Kedar P Apte wrote:
> > > >Hi All Gurus,
> > > >I want some info or guidance about reverse engineering a multi
> Layered
> >PCB.
> > > >
> > > >Can there be any way, method, tool, vendor who can get
> gerbers/netlist
> >out
> > > >of a multilayered PCB.
> > > >
> > > >May be by x-ray method or any other way.
> > > >
> > > >I have a PCB with multiple BGA components and I need to come out
with
> >it's
> > > >schematic.
> > > >
> > > >I need information about how to do this task.
> > > >
> > > >Can you please provide me the different ways available if any..
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Regards,
> > > >Kedar
> > > >
> > > >http://www.patni.com
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