QUALPUF: A novel quasi-adiabatic logic based physical unclonable function

S. Dinesh Kumar, Himanshu Thapliyal

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Abstract

In the recent years, silicon based Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) has evolved as one of the popular hardware security primitives. PUFs are a class of circuits that use the inherent variations in the Integrated Circuit (IC) manufacturing process to create unique and unclonable IDs. There are various security related applications of PUFs such as IC counterfeiting, piracy detection, secure key management etc. In this paper, we are presenting a novel QUasi-Adiabatic Logic based PUF (QUALPUF) which is designed using energy recovery technique. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work on the hardware design of PUF using adiabatic logic. The proposed design is energy efficient compared to recent designs of hardware PUFs proposed in the literature. Further, we are proposing a novel bit extraction method for our proposed PUF which improves the space set of challenge-response pairs. QUALPUF is evaluated in security metrics including reliability, uniqueness, uniformity and bit-aliasing. Power and area of QUALPUF is also presented. SPICE simulations show that QUALPUF consumes 0.39μWatt of power to generate a response bit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450337526
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 2016
Event11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2016 - Oak Ridge, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2016Apr 7 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2016

Conference

Conference11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOak Ridge
Period4/5/164/7/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Adiabatic logic
  • Hardware assurance
  • Hardware security
  • PUF
  • Ultra-low-power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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