Report on the Transmission‐Line Based EM Simulator to Predict the Current Distribution on On‐Chip Interconnect Networks Driven by Lumped Current Sources
Research Report Highlight
This report describes EM simulation methods that are be able to efficiently, accurately and rapidly compute EM field emanations due to switching currents in crypto-blocks to evaluate (EM) side-channel attack vulnerabilities.
To enable design-time prediction of electromagnetic (EM) side-channel attack vulnerabilities, we have been pursuing EM simulation methods that will (i) seamlessly fit the overall design flow, (ii) offer a reasonable trade-off between accuracy and efficiency, and (iii) be able to accurately and rapidly compute EM field emanations due to switching currents in crypto-blocks. The report describes our progress on the EM simulator component of the simulation flow and how it is connected to the other components.