Authentication of printed circuit boards

Anirudh Iyengar, Nareen Vobilisetti, Swaroop Ghosh

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Abstract

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are easy target for reverse engineering and counterfeiting attacks due to the distributed supply chain. The integrated circuits (ICs) authentication techniques such as Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) are not easily extendible to PCBs. In this paper, we analyze various sources of variations in PCS and qualitatively study the quality metrics that can be used to quantify the PCB PUFs. We propose several flavors of PCB PUFs by exploiting the manufacture process variations. We also propose a multi-stage arbiter PUF with exponential challenge response pairs. Our preliminary simulations revealed an average 50.4% inter-PCB hamming distance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISTFA 2016 - Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis
PublisherASM International
Pages605-608
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1627081356, 9781627081351
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, ISTFA 2016 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2016Nov 10 2016

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings from the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis

Other

Other42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, ISTFA 2016
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period11/6/1611/10/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Iyengar, A., Vobilisetti, N., & Ghosh, S. (2016). Authentication of printed circuit boards. In ISTFA 2016 - Conference Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (pp. 605-608). (Conference Proceedings from the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis). ASM International.