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Threshold-Dependent Camouflaged Cells to Secure Circuits Against Reverse Engineering Attacks

Maria I. Mera Collantes; Siddharth Garg; Mohamed El Massad;
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  • Published: 02 May 2016
  • Publisher: IEEE
Abstract
With current tools and technology, someone who has physical access to a chip can extract the detailed layout of the integrated circuit (IC). By using advanced visual imaging techniques, reverse engineering can reveal details that are meant to be kept secret, such as a secure protocol or novel implementation that offers a competitive advantage. A promising solution to defend against reverse engineering attacks is IC camouflaging. In this work, we propose a new camouflaging technique based on the threshold voltage of the transistors. We refer to these cells as threshold dependent camouflaged cells. Our work differs from current commercial solutions in that the lat...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: Hardware_INTEGRATEDCIRCUITS
free text keywords: Computer Science - Cryptography and Security, Computer Science - Emerging Technologies, Transistor, law.invention, law, Chip, Electrical engineering, business.industry, business, Electronic circuit, Threshold voltage, Computer science, Voltage, Integrated circuit, Reverse engineering, computer.software_genre, computer, Logic gate
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