Power/Performance Bits: June 1

Stronger PUFs Researchers from Ohio State University and Potomac Research propose a new version of physical unclonable functions, or PUFs, that could be used to create secure ID cards, to track goods in supply chains, and as part of authentication applications. "There's a wealth of information in even the smallest differences found on computers chips that we can exploit to create PUFs," sai... » read more

Hybrid Boolean Networks as Physically Unclonable Functions

Abstract: "We introduce a Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) based on an ultra-fast chaotic network known as a Hybrid Boolean Network (HBN) implemented on a field programmable gate array. The network, consisting of N coupled asynchronous logic gates displaying dynamics on the sub-nanosecond time scale, acts as a `digital fingerprint' by amplifying small manufacturing variations during a peri... » read more