In the field of hardware security, following the introduction of Meltdown and Spectre attacks, 2022 saw a further development of numerous micro-architectural attacks. Also new emerging side channels were reported and are making it possible to conduct physical attacks remotely (e.g. screaming channels, FPGA-hammer). Within the idea of making cryptography as light as possible (LWC) and as long-term as possible (post-quantum cryptography), the need to efficiently implement emerging cryptography on hardware in a secure way is more and more vivid. This is for example illustrated by two ongoing competitive standardisation processes (NIST post-quantum and lightweight-cryptography).
In this context, the PHISIC workshop aims at providing an environment for exchange among academic and industrial experts of the embedded security arena.
Active Technologies supports the reserch activities with AWG-5000 the world’s fastest 16 bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator, the only instrument capable to reach 5Vpp – 110 ps rise and fall time at the output. Thanks to this unique feature the AWG-5000 can drive directly an EOM (Electro Optical Modulator) avoiding the need of an external amplifier.
The AWG-5000 can be used to generate arbitrary sequences and fast pulses down to 230ps of width.
More info about AWG-5000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator are available HERE
Ferrara – Italy, 17.05.2022