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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Julian Murphy,
Dr Frank Burns,
Dr Alex Bystrov,
Professor Alex Yakovlev,
Dr Basel Halak
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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 self-timed 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" structures.
Author(s): Murphy J, O'Neill M, Burns F, Bystrov A, Yakovlev A, Halak B
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 5th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS)
Year of Conference: 2012
Notes: Online ISBN: 9781467302272
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