ECE Seminar Series talk by Sanu Mathew


1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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968 Center Drive, 234 Larsen Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611


Title: Ultra-lightweight All-digital Static/Dynamic Entropy Generator Circuits for Securing IoT Platforms
Abstract: High-entropy cryptographic-quality keys and IDs are the bedrock of security for lightweight IoT platforms. Static entropy generators are used to produce a device-specific ID, that is random in space, with each die on a wafer generating a unique time-stable value. Dynamic entropy generators on the other hand, generate uncorrelated time-variant random values to be used as encryption keys. This talk will cover design details of: (i) Delay-hardened hybrid Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) circuit to generate a 100% stable ID. (ii) All-digital True Random Number Generator (TRNG) circuit with ultra-lightweight entropy extraction. We will also discuss the effect of aging on these circuits and techniques to handle process-voltage-temperature induced variations over the lifetime of the die.

Bio: Sanu Mathew is a Senior Principal Engineer with the Circuits Research Labs at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon, where he leads research & development of energy-efficient circuits for encryption & security. Sanu obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999. He holds 41 issued patents, with another 63 patents pending and has published over 77 conference/journal papers. He has been with Intel for the past 19 years. Sanu is a Fellow of IEEE.


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