Integrated circuit digital rights management techniques using physical level characterization

Sheng Wei, Farinaz Koushanfar, Miodrag Potkonjak

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Digital rights management (DRM) of integrated circuits (ICs) is a crucially important task both economically and strategically. Several IC metering techniques have been proposed, but until now their effectiveness for royalty management has not been quantified. IC auditing is an important DRM step that goes beyond metering; it not only detects that a pirated IC has been produced but also determines the quantity of pirated ICs. Our strategic objective is to create a new intrinsic passive metering technique as well as the first IC auditing technique, and to maximize and quantify their effectiveness using statistical analysis and IC characterization techniques. Our main technical innovations include physical level gate characterization, a Bayesian approach for coincidence analysis, and an adaptation of animal counting techniques for IC production estimation. We evaluate the accuracy of the IC metering and auditing approach using simulations on a set of ISCAS benchmarks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDRM'11 - Proceedings of the 11th Annual ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management
Pages3-13
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Annual ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM'11, Held in Conjunction with the 18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CSS 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2011Oct 21 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
ISSN (Print)1543-7221

Other

Other11th Annual ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM'11, Held in Conjunction with the 18th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, CSS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period10/21/1110/21/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Animal counting
  • Digital rights management
  • IC auditing
  • IC metering
  • Physical level characterization

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