Power Signature Watermarking of IP Cores for FPGAs

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Ziener D, Teich J
Journal: Journal of Signal Processing Systems For Signal Image and Video Technology
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2008
Volume: 51
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 123-136
ISSN: 1939-8018


Abstract


In this paper, we introduce a new method for watermarking of IP cores for FPGA architectures where the signature (watermark) is detected at the power supply pins of the FPGA. This is the first watermarking method where the signature is extracted in this way. We are able to sign IP cores at the netlist as well as the bitfile level, so a wide spectrum of cores can be protected. In principle, the proposed power watermarking method works for all kinds of FPGAs. For Xilinx FPGAs, we demonstrate in detail that we can integrate the watermarking algorithms and the signature into the functionality of the watermarked core. So it is very hard to remove the watermark without destroying the core. Furthermore, we introduce a detection algorithm which can decode the signature from a voltage trace with high reliability. Additionally, two enhanced robustness algorithms are introduced which improve the detection probability in case of considerable noise sources. Using these techniques, it is possible to decode the signature even if other cores operate on the same device at the same time. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Teich, Jürgen Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design)
Ziener, Daniel Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design)


How to cite

APA:
Ziener, D., & Teich, J. (2008). Power Signature Watermarking of IP Cores for FPGAs. Journal of Signal Processing Systems For Signal Image and Video Technology, 51(1), 123-136. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11265-007-0136-8

MLA:
Ziener, Daniel, and Jürgen Teich. "Power Signature Watermarking of IP Cores for FPGAs." Journal of Signal Processing Systems For Signal Image and Video Technology 51.1 (2008): 123-136.

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