A nonvolatile flip-flop-enabled cryptographic wireless authentication tag with per-query key update and power-glitch attack countermeasures

Chiraag S. Juvekar, Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Joyce Kwong, Hyung Min Lee

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Abstract

Counterfeiting is a major issue plaguing global supply chains. To mitigate this issue, a wireless authentication tag is presented that implements a cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) and authenticated encryption modes. The tag uses Keccak, the cryptographic core of SHA3, to update keys before each protocol invocation, limiting side-channel leakage. Power-glitch attacks are mitigated through state backup on ferroelectric capacitor-based nonvolatile flip-flops with a fully integrated energy backup storage, which needs a 2.2× smaller area compared with conventional approaches. The 130 nm CMOS tag harvests wireless power through a 433 MHz inductive link and communicates with a reader by a pulse-based modulation that minimizes the wireless power dead time. Full system operation including the tag, reader, and server protocol is demonstrated in the presence of worst-case power interruption events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASP-DAC 2018 - 23rd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages279-280
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509006021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 20
Event23rd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2018 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Jan 222018 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
Volume2018-January

Other

Other23rd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2018
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period18/1/2218/1/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Juvekar, C. S., Chandrakasan, A. P., Kwong, J., & Lee, H. M. (2018). A nonvolatile flip-flop-enabled cryptographic wireless authentication tag with per-query key update and power-glitch attack countermeasures. In ASP-DAC 2018 - 23rd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Proceedings (pp. 279-280). (Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASPDAC.2018.8297319