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Title: Integrated circuit physically unclonable function

Abstract

An integrated circuit (IC) based physically unclonable function (PUF) that comprises a common source amplifier for generating PUF output voltages, a unity gain, negative feedback operational amplifier for generating bias voltages, a voltage regulator and a bit exclusion circuit that excludes unstable PUF bits. Compensation circuitry built into the IC-PUF provides a high power supply rejection ratio and enables highly reliable operation of the IC-PUF across varying input voltages and operating temperatures. The IC-PUF generates a uniformly random output bit stream by taking advantage of process variations that are inherent to the fabrication of (metal-oxide semiconductor) MOS transistors.

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Research Org.:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1487230
Patent Number(s):
10,103,733
Application Number:
15/817,870
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Nov 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gurrieri, Thomas M., Hamlet, Jason R., Bauer, Todd M., Helinski, Ryan, and Pierson, Lyndon G. Integrated circuit physically unclonable function. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Gurrieri, Thomas M., Hamlet, Jason R., Bauer, Todd M., Helinski, Ryan, & Pierson, Lyndon G. Integrated circuit physically unclonable function. United States.
Gurrieri, Thomas M., Hamlet, Jason R., Bauer, Todd M., Helinski, Ryan, and Pierson, Lyndon G. Tue . "Integrated circuit physically unclonable function". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1487230.
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