I have started working on side channel attacks particularly focusing on DPA and DEMA for different cryptographic algorithms; targeting FPGA devices. I want to measure the power and EM radiated out of FPGA while crypto algorithm is running. In order to achieve the purpose, one way is to add circuitry to the existing FPGA boards and other is to work with ready made evaluation board that is already designed for side channel analysis. Definitely that is going to save me time and I can focus on my research thing. I want to go for option 2 without getting into electronics stuff. Now, I have found these; DPA workstation, Inspector, SASEBO (SAkura), FOBOS and Chip Whisperer.I want evaluation board for my student level research project and for obvious reasons, it should not be expensive. Below are my Queries regarding selection of evaluation board for side channel analysis.
I am looking for a cheaper solution that can be used for side channel analysis providing same facilities as SASEBO. I have seen FOBOS and Chip Whisperer. Though I am unable to find proper support for former one while later one has alot of documentation and variety of boards available. If I go for chip whisperer, will the connectivity be smooth for CW1173 ChipWhisperer-Lite and Xilinx Virtex-7 board?
Is there any other such (low cost) side channel analysis specific evaluation board having Virtex-7 for student level project?
If I go for SASEBO(which is quiet expensive), Can I change the crypto algorithms on Kintex of SASEBO GIII(now known as SAKURA-X)? Can it easily be customized according to my requirement?