Spin Orbit Torque-Assisted Magnetic Tunnel Junction-Based Hardware Trojan

Rajat Kumar, Divyanshu Divyanshu, Danial Khan, Selma Amara, Yehia Massoud*

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With the advancement of beyond-CMOS devices to keep Moore’s law alive, several emerging devices have found application in a wide range of applications. Spintronic devices offer low power, non-volatility, inherent spatial and temporal randomness, simplicity of integration with a sili-con substrate, etc. This makes them a potential candidate for next-generation hardware options. This work explores the giant spin Hall effect (GSHE)-driven spin-orbit torque (SOT) magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) as a potential candidate for creating an externally triggered hardware Trojan and insertion into logic-locked hardware security considering the effect of process and temperature variations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1753
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022


  • giant spin Hall effect (GSHE)
  • hardware security
  • hardware trojan
  • magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ)
  • spin-orbit torque (SOT)
  • spin-transfer torque (STT)
  • spintronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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