The applications of NVM technology in hardware security

TitleThe applications of NVM technology in hardware security
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsC Yang, B Liu, Y Wang, Y Chen, H Li, X Zhang, and G Sun
Conference NameProceedings of the Acm Great Lakes Symposium on Vlsi, Glsvlsi
Date Published05/2016

The emerging nonvolatile memory (NVM) technologies have demonstrated great potentials in revolutionizing modern memory hierarchy because of their many promising properties: nanosecond read/write time, small cell area, non-volatility, and easy CMOS integration. It is also found that NVM devices can be leveraged to realize some hardware security solutions efficiently, such as physical unclonable function (PUF) and random number generator (RNG). In this paper, we summarize two of our works about using NVM devices to implement these hardware security features and compare them with conventional designs.