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Engineering - Circuits & Systems | Physical Unclonable Functions in Theory and Practice

Physical Unclonable Functions in Theory and Practice

Böhm, Christoph, Hofer, Maximilian

2013, XVIII, 270 p. 217 illus., 146 illus. in color.

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  • Dedicated solely to the discussion of PUFs, providing an overview of the whole field and various research conducted
  • Covers different applications using cases and practical realization
  • Discusses the code of practice to designing PUF cells in hardware

In Physical Unclonable Functions in Theory and Practice, the authors present an in-depth overview of various topics concerning PUFs, providing theoretical background and application details. This book concentrates on the practical issues of PUF hardware design, focusing on dedicated microelectronic PUF circuits.

Additionally, the authors discuss the whole process of circuit design, layout and chip verification. The book also offers coverage of:

  • Different published approaches focusing on dedicated microelectronic PUF circuits
  • Specification of PUF circuits and different error rate reducing pre-selection techniques
  • General design issues and minimizing error rate from the circuit’s perspective
  • Transistor modeling issues of Montecarlo mismatch simulation and solutions
  • Examples of PUF circuits including an accurate description of the circuits and testing/measurement results 

This monograph gives insight into PUFs in general and provides knowledge in the field of PUF circuit design and implementation. It could be of interest for all circuit designers confronted with PUF design, and also for professionals and students being introduced to the topic.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Microelectronic PUF Circuits - Montecarlo Mismatch Simulation - PUF Cells - PUF Circuits - PUF Hardware Design - PUFs

Related subjects » Circuits & Systems - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Security and Cryptology - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Use Cases.- The Basic Applications.- Testing and Specification of PUFs.- Error Correction Codes.- Sources of Mismatch and Errors.- Refine Models for PUF Simulation Requirements.- Pre-Processing.- Parallelization of PUF Cells.- Pre-Selection.- PUF Biasing.- Two Stage PUF.- PUF with Shared Sense Amplifier.- PUF with Pre-Selection.- Using the SRAM of a Microcontroller as a PUF.- Conclusion.

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