PUF designed with resistive RAM and ternary states

Bertrand Cambou, Marius Orlowski

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Abstract

The designs of Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) described in this paper are based on Resistive RAMs incorporating ternary states with the objective to reduce false negative authentications (FNA) with low Challenge-Response-Pair (CRP) error rates. Unlike other error correction method, the method is not increasing false positive authentications (FPA). The ternary states, the "Xs", allow the blanking of all cells that are not characterized as consistently capable to generate stable and easy to read "1s" or "0s" PUF challenges. Experimental data extracted from Cu/TaOx/Pt Resistive RAM samples confirms that such a method can generate CRPs having error rates below 8 ppm useable for secure hardware authentication. Random Number Generators (RNG) can also be enhanced by the same ternary architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
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

Keywords

  • Data protection
  • Encryption
  • Hardware authentication
  • Physically unclonable functions
  • Resistive RAM
  • Secure memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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