Integrated circuit physically unclonable function

Patent Number: 10,103,733
Issued: 10/16/2018
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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.
Filed: 11/20/2017
Application Number: 15/817,870
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.