Report on the Transmission‐Line Based EM Simulator to Predict the Current Distribution on On‐Chip Interconnect Networks Driven by Lumped Current Sources

  • Authors:
    Ali E. Yilmaz (UT/Austin)
    Publication ID:
    P090785
    Publication Type:
    Deliverable Report
    Received Date:
    1-May-2017
    Last Edit Date:
    19-Jun-2017
    Research:
    2641.001 (University of Texas/Austin)

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.

Abstract

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.

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