STEALTH - Secure and Trusted Analog Hardware Technology

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01/01/2017 to 31/12/2020

Project Description:

While extensive research efforts have been expended over the last decade in understanding trust and security threat scenarios in digital ICs, as well as in developing prevention, countermeasure, and detection solutions, the topic remains largely unexplored for their analog counterparts. Analog ICs are considered nowadays as the weakest link in warranting the global security policy for the entire electronic system. 

This project concerns hardware trust and security aspects specifically for analog integrated circuits (ICs). The project seeks to understand the vulnerability of analog ICs to security breaches, as well as to propose remedies and methodologies toward designing, fabricating, and deploying trusted and secure analog ICs.

More specifically, the project envisions developing a large portfolio of obfuscation methodologies for equipping analog ICs with a capability that prevents reverse engineering and counterfeiting.

The developed obfuscation methodologies will range from generic ones, which are virtually applicable to any circuit class, to circuit class-specific ones, which are applicable to all architectures within a specific circuit class. Comprehensive metrics will be developed to quantify the security protection level achieved, the intrusiveness into the design, the incurred area overhead, etc.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018


On 18 July 2019, will organize a webinar in collaboration with the GDPR Cluster projects entitled “GDPR compliance in the emerging technologies”.

Future Events

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), will be held from August 26 to August 29, 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

PROTECTIVE is co-organising the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management(CyberTIM 2019) as apart of the ARES 2019 conference in the UK on 26-29 August 2019.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019