Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/977

A Survey on Lightweight Entity Authentication with Strong PUFs

Jeroen Delvaux and Roel Peeters and Dawu Gu and Ingrid Verbauwhede

Abstract: Physically unclonable functions (PUFs) exploit the unavoidable manufacturing variations of an integrated circuit (IC). Their input-output behavior serves as a unique IC ' fingerprint'. Therefore, they have been envisioned as an IC authentication mechanism, in particular the subclass of so-called strong PUFs. The protocol proposals are typically accompanied with two PUF promises: lightweight and an increased resistance against physical attacks. In this work, we review nineteen proposals in chronological order: from the original strong PUF proposal (2001) to the more complicated noise bifurcation and system of PUFs proposals (2014). The assessment is aided by a uni ed notation and a transparent framework of PUF protocol requirements.

Category / Keywords: physically unclonable function, entity authentication, lightweight

Original Publication (in the same form): ACM Computing Surveys

Date: received 1 Dec 2014, last revised 3 Aug 2015

Contact author: jeroen delvaux at esat kuleuven be

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Note: This work comprehends a sequel on our prior CHES 2014 manuscript.

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