A 100% Stable Sense-Amplifier Based Physically Unclonable Function with Individually Embedded Non-Volatile Memory

Kang-Un Choi, Seungbum Baek, Jino Heo, Jong-Phil Hong
2019 IEEE Access  
In this paper is presented a sense-amplifier-based physically unclonable function (PUF) with individually embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) that offers 100% stable random bits. The proposed eNVM, which stores the initially generated random key, biases the sense-amplifier to reproduce always the same key as the initial value through a feedback path. In order to verify the performance of the proposed architecture, a 256-bit PUF with a core area of 0.160 mm 2 was implemented in a 180 nm standard
more » ... CMOS process. The measurement results of the implemented PUF show an intra-chip Hamming Distance (HD) of 0 (100% stability) and inter-chip HD of 0.5047. INDEX TERMS CMOS, information security, IoT device, non-volatile memory, physically unclonable function.
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2961967 fatcat:zdbavodbovh33a5l5htq7eaufu