A Sensor-Assisted Self-Authentication Framework for Hardware Trojan Detection

Provided by: European Design and Automation Association
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors offer a framework which does not rely on a Golden IC (GIC) during Hardware Trojan (HT) detection. GIC is a Trojan-free IC which is required, in all existing HT frameworks, as a reference point to verify the responses obtained from an IC under authentication. However, identifying a GIC is not a trivial task. A GIC may not even exist, since all the fabricated ICs may be HT-infected. They propose a framework which is based on adding a set of detection sensors to a design which are integrated in the free spaces on the layout and fabricated on the same die.

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