Visible to the public An RFID-based technology for electronic component and system Counterfeit detection and Traceability

TitleAn RFID-based technology for electronic component and system Counterfeit detection and Traceability
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsYang, K., Forte, D., Tehranipoor, M.
Conference Name2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST)
Date Publishedapr
Keywordscounterfeit goods, counterfeit integrated circuits, CST, device provenance, electronic component, Electronic components, field programmable gate arrays, in-system structures, microstrip antennas, multiple counterfeit IC types, on-chip sensors, PCB prototype, printed circuit board, printed circuits, printed slot antenna, production engineering computing, pubcrawl170112, Radiation detectors, Radio frequency, radio frequency communication, radiofrequency identification, RF, RFID tag, RFID-based system, RFID-based technology, Sensor systems, Spartan 3E FPGA, supply chain, Supply chains, system counterfeit detection

The vulnerabilities in today's supply chain have raised serious concerns about the security and trustworthiness of electronic components and systems. Testing for device provenance, detection of counterfeit integrated circuits/systems, and traceability are challenging issues to address. In this paper, we develop a novel RFID-based system suitable for electronic component and system Counterfeit detection and System Traceability called CST. CST is composed of different types of on-chip sensors and in-system structures that provide the information needed to detect multiple counterfeit IC types (recycled, cloned, etc.), verify the authenticity of the system with some degree of confidence, and track/identify boards. Central to CST is an RFID tag employed as storage and a channel to read the information from different types of chips on the printed circuit board (PCB) in both power-off and power-on scenarios. Simulations and experimental results using Spartan 3E FPGAs demonstrate the effectiveness of this system. The efficiency of the radio frequency (RF) communication has also been verified via a PCB prototype with a printed slot antenna.

Citation Keyyang_rfid-based_2015