FPGA-Based Measurement and Evaluation of Power Analysis Attack Resistant Asynchronous S-Box
This paper demonstrates a recently proposed low-power side channel attack (SCA) resistant asynchronous S-Box design for the AES crypto-systems. A specified side channel attack standard evaluation FPGA board (SASEBO-GII) is used to implement the design. This board includes two Xilinx FPGAs to perform the cryptographic function and the configuration function separately. This prevents the power trace of the configuration circuit from interfering with the power trace of the cryptographic circuit, so that the measurements of making/resisting power analysis attack can be done fairly. The proposed design is clock free and has flatter power peaks since it is based on a delay-insensitive logic paradigm referred to as null convention logic (NCL). Comparisons between the existing synchronous S-Box design and the proposed asynchronous design are performed in the various aspects; speed, area, total power consumption, and results of differential power analysis (DPA) attack, one of the most powerful cryptanalysis that could extract the secret keys of cryptographic devices. Experimental results shows that the proposed asynchronous S-Box is resistant to DPA attacks and has a lower power consumption than its synchronous counterpart.
J. Wu et al., "FPGA-Based Measurement and Evaluation of Power Analysis Attack Resistant Asynchronous S-Box," Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (2011, Binjiang, China), pp. 1109-1114, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2011.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IMTC.2011.5944288
IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference: I2MTC (2011: May 10-12, Binjiang, China)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Advanced Encryption Standard; Differential Power Analysis (DPA); FPGA Implementation; Null Convention Logic (NCL); Power/Noise Measurement; Security; Side-Channel Attacks (SCA); Substitution Box (S-Box); Cryptography; Data Privacy; Differentiating Circuits; Electric Network Analysis; Function Evaluation; Instruments; Measurement Theory; Trace Analysis; Design
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