Welcome to ChipWhisperer - the complete open-source toolchain for side-channel power analysis and glitching attacks. The ChipWhisperer has been presented at conferences such as DEFCON and Blackhat, had a successful Kickstarter (that delivered ahead of schedule), and placed 2nd place in the first annual Hackaday Prize. ChipWhisperer has been used in a number of academic articles, and is featured in the Car Hacking Handbook. Portions of the design have even been used by Los Alamos Labs for an electron accelerator.
The ChipWhisperer-Lite integrates hardware for performing power analysis measurement, device programming, glitching, serial communications, and an example target that can be loarded with cryptographic algorithms all into a single board.
NewAE Technology Inc. is a Canadian company located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, started by Colin O’Flynn and Hilary Taylor. We have a wide range of experience in embedded design work, including everything from multi-layer PCB design to small IPv6 networking stacks to embedded security. Our diverse background has allowed us to develop the ground-breaking ChipWhisperer® system.
Securing hardware is hard. Not only are there the usual range of attack vectors that haunts software products, there is even more attack vectors. But the lack of simple and low-cost tools that can be used for testing and training has made it difficult to understand these attack vectors. The ChipWhisperer® system aims to fix this, by releasing an entirely open-source toolchain for performing attacks such as power analysis and clock or power glitching.
We manufacture and sell our own products, including the ChipWhisperer® and OpenADC™. Many of our products are made right here in Nova Scotia by local contractors, and all final assembly and testing is done by NewAE Technology Inc. to ensure a consistent quality.