AxeKey and AxeKey Programmer

First key prototype

First key prototype

AxeKey is a parallel port hardware dongle for software protection.

Commissioned by Geo&Soft and built around the now forgotten PIC16C54 using one of the firsts Microchip developement systems available in Italy.

AxeKey has a payload of 64 bytes written in an internal eeprom and some functions (challenge-response and calculation) on board. I wrote a set of libraries to allow the customer softwares to easily call protection functions on the key.

Dialog del programmatore per la chiave

AxeKey Programmer

Customer has not used the internal eeprom, so I wrote the programmer software afterwards, when I needed to use the AxeKey for myself.

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