Patent Number: 8,817,123

Title: Method for authenticating a charge-coupled device (CCD)

Abstract: In a method for authenticating a charge-coupled device (CCD), e.g., in a digital camera including the charge-coupled device, a physical unclonable function is utilized for the authentication. In the method, a response to be measured of pixels in the charge-coupled device to a defined incident light is used as the physical unclonable function.

Inventors: Shokrollahi; Jamshid (Ludwigsburg, DE), Martin; Christopher (Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: H04N 5/228 (20060101); H04N 17/00 (20060101); H04N 5/217 (20110101); H04N 5/335 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018