Cryptography Research (CRI) has integrated the SASEBO-G board with their DPA Workstation software to enable testing of FPGA images against side channel attacks such as Simple Power Analysis (SPA) and Differential Power Analysis (DPA). DPA Workstation v6.16 includes the capability to test FPGAs using the SASEBO-G board developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). The release also adds improved visualization tools for interpretation and manipulation of power analysis waveforms.
The SASEBO-G board is a platform optimized for performing power analysis on Xilinx FPGA images. CRI’s data collection and analysis software integrates direct I/O and data collection capability with the SASEBO-G platform. The SASEBO (Side channel Attack Standard Evaluation Boards) were developed by the Research Center for Information Security (RCIS) of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Tohoku University as a research project sponsored by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan) to provide a standard evaluation reference for cryptographic modules.
The DPA Workstation is a side channel analysis platform for the testing of a wide variety of devices with support for all major cryptographic algorithms including DES, Triple-DES, AES, RSA, Elliptic Curve, SHA, and proprietary algorithms. The DPA Workstation includes the hardware, software, and training needed to perform power analysis testing and evaluation, and includes full source code allowing extensive customization for use with a variety of environments and device types.