Battelle's Barricade Delivers Accurate Validation of Chips for Integrated Circuits

CIOReview Team | Friday, 05 June 2015, 10:37 IST

COLUMBUS, OH: Battelle, a non-profit organization that conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers has unveiled Barricade, a new technology that eliminates the risk of counterfeit integrated circuits in devices for aerospace and defense systems, critical infrastructure, and medical devices. The latest release offers fast, non-destructive authentication of electronic components from both trusted and untrusted sources, enabling separation of cloned or counterfeit components from authentic ones at a lesser cost. It comprises electronic component signal acquisition hardware and software installed at customer sites and determines authenticity based on electrical signatures and a classification algorithm. This enables them to generate identity signatures for each class of chips in a given class of authentic devices. Barricade offers a simple and repeatable process that can be conducted at any point in the supply chain to eliminate the risk of counterfeit components and to help address emerging regulations for anti-counterfeiting. Besides this, the application is applicable even in the detection of military grade or commercial grade components and cloned components. "As counterfeiting continues to be a growing issue for both suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring that all components are effectively and accurately verified for authenticity has become an increasingly time consuming and expensive task," says Larry J. House, Cyber Technical Director, Battelle. "Barricade represents a giant step forward from current approaches to chip authentication that will dramatically simplify the validation process. We look forward to helping move the industry towards a cost-effective, efficient and standardized process for chip authentication."