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Self-timed physically unclonable functions

Murphy, Julian, O'Neill, Maire, Burns, Frank, Bystrov, Alex, Yakovlev, Alex and Halak, Basel (2012) Self-timed physically unclonable functions At 5th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS 2012). 07 - 10 May 2012. 5 pp. (doi:10.1109/NTMS.2012.6208707).

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Physically unclonable functions (PUFs) exploit the physical characteristics of silicon and provide an alternative to storing digital encryption keys in non-volatile memory. In this seminal work, I propose for the first time the use of self-timed logic to implement PUFs. I describe two methods of using selftimed logic to implement novel PUF designs: SMARTPUF-I and SMARTPUF-II. The PUF designs I present address the challenges facing PUFs which prevent widespread adoption: robustness, entropy, light-weight architectures and configurability. And seek to enable next generation security-on-chip via “smart on-chip”

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Published date: 5 May 2012
Additional Information: ISSN 2157-4952; E-ISBN 978-1-4673-0227-2; Print ISBN 978-1-4673-0228-9
Venue - Dates: 5th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS 2012), 2012-05-07 - 2012-05-10
Keywords: PUF designs, SMARTPUF-I, SMARTPUF-II, configurability, digital encryption keys storing, entropy, light-weight architectures, next generation security-on-chip, nonvolatile memory, robustness, self-timed logic, self-timed physically unclonable functions, silicon physical characteristics, smart on-chip structures, widespread adoption prevention
Organisations: Engineering Science Unit


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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2012 11:05
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:40

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Author: Julian Murphy
Author: Maire O'Neill
Author: Frank Burns
Author: Alex Bystrov
Author: Alex Yakovlev
Author: Basel Halak

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