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How much does the IC clone cost?

  1. How much does the IC clone cost? The price range of IC clone is relatively broad, depending on the specific model!
    Since I was working on IC clone, I have often received various questions from customers. Today, let us explain why IC clones also aimed at chips. Is there such a big difference in price? Some chips only cost a few hundred dollars, and some need tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands?
    First of all, the price of the IC clone link to our research and development expenses. The higher the cost of the solution, the higher the corresponding decryption price. I believe this is not necessary for me to explain too much. Most customers can understand it, so different. Because of the various technical strengths, the cost of solution development is different. Another point, such as the 51 MCU of ATMEL series,
  1. has appeared in China for several decades, and all technical materials publicly announce. People can quickly obtain this information, so the research on the decryption scheme will be handier, the exact cost will be minimal, and most importantly, the encryption method of this chip is generally not too complicated, the price of decryption operation Also low. Some chips, such as STC microcontrollers, are designed by the United States and domestically produced by Hongjing Company. These chips are designed to absorb the lessons of the 51 series of MCU that are easily cracked, and improve the encryption mechanism. It fully encrypts at the time, and the user program writes by the ISP (in-system programming) / IAP (in application programming) mechanism. When programming, it is verified while programming, no read command, which dramatically increases. Understand the difficulty of the secret. STC chip space divide into 1, BOOTLOAD 2, application code 3, EEPROM, our decryption is mainly for the BOOTLOAD area to crack and then read the program, for this point, the latest version of the STC chip removed the BOOTLOAD area. All of the above require us to spend a lot of workforce and resources to research into a decryption solution, and many pieces of equipment cost millions of millions, so we can only borrow, the overall cost is much higher. Also, the chips on different devices are different in an application; even if they are the same model, there will be a big difference in the decryption cost; some programs are full or even impossible to crack, especially some devices will use individual chips. The difficulty of decryption is vast, so the cost of decryption will be several times higher than that of ordinary chips, dozens of times or even hundreds of times. Therefore, you need to carefully communicate the detailed model and features of our decryption with our customer service. Our customer service will give the decryption price of the company specification.
  2. Why is the price increase?
    This situation is mainly due to the following reasons:
    A: The customer did not report the model correctly. For example, when a customer reported AT89C51RC, it was reported as AT89C51. The price difference is about ten times!

  • B: The customer’s microcontroller pin blown, we need to do extra work (this work is costly, even higher than the decryption itself)
    C: The LOGO on the chip is a model, but it is another model. The cryptographer has confused the hands and feet. However, the probability of occurrence is very low, and it is a professional problem. If we find out, we will inform the customer that if the customer is still willing to do it, we will continue to do it; if not, we will refund all the deposits and masters of the customer.
    Therefore, our company base on the service concept of honesty, and there will be no increase in price for no reason.
  • Why do you need to collect a deposit?
    Because we also have the cost of human and material resources when we do IC clone, and in some cases, we need to use equipment from other organizations (such as FIB equipment), but some customers have found some latest versions of their products after decrypting some chip models. Yes, the previous ones are not needed; or after the customer has decrypted the chip and found that there is no market for this product, then do not program. These reasons will cause us to lose, so we will charge a part of the deposit when we decrypt.