The ChipWhisperer-Nano is the lowest cost platform for performing side-channel power analysis attacks in training and educational environments. This device has a smaller subset of features compared to the ChipWhisperer-Lite or -Pro, but still allows you to perform many of the tutorials and demos.
The use of synchronous sampling ensures that this low-cost device can be used for performing real power analysis of algorithms and devices. The built-in target is a STM32F030F4P6 which has 16KB of FLASH and 4KB of SRAM.
It is possible to cut the included target off and attach to external targets, such as the CW308 base-board. This allows an external clock to be routed to the on-board ADC for measuring of external devices.
8-bit ADC with 20 MS/s sampling rate and fixed-gain front-end allows measurements of on-board and some external targets.
Advanced synchronous clock locking logic samples target power on related clock edges, drastically reducing sample rate requirements compared to power analysis performed with regular oscilloscopes.
Single-board solution ideal for teaching and training environments, and design of boards allows easy separation of target for future expansion.
Programmers for STM32Fx (serial bootloader) targets built in, meaning no external equipment required.
Note this platform has limited VCC-glitching capability and no clock glitching capability, instead primarily focusing on side-channel power analysis.
|NewAE Part Number||Target Processor P/N||Form Factor|
|NAE-CWNANO||STM32F0||Single Board with micro-usb cable|
|NAE-CWNANO-LEARNIN||STM32F0||Classroom Pack of 20 boards + micro-usb cables|
Our ChipWhisperer-Nano follows the same idea of the ChipWhisperer-Lite, providing a low-cost platform including both the measurement and target on one board. But it does away with the FPGA to reduce cost to a bare minimum - the result is a board that can be used for teaching workshops and classes, while still providing students with hardware they can keep.
The target section can be broken away for attacking real targets, best done by using this in combination with our CW308 UFO board system.
Note the ChipWhisperer-Nano has no clock glitching support and limited voltage glitching support, mainly because the glitching is not generated in a dedicated FPGA hardware resource like the ChipWhisperer-Lite or -Pro.
The ChipWhisperer project is an open-source toolchain for embedded security research. All of the targets and capture hardware in this catalog are supported by a Python-based capture application. The open-source nature means you can modify for your specific needs – whether you are developing your own algorithms or want to perform validation on a proprietary targets, ChipWhisperer has you covered.
ChipWhisperer runs on most computer platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux). You can freely download and use the open-source software to confirm functionality.
Buy In Bulk
To better equip your classroom or training, purchase the "Learning Pack". This includes 20 devices at a lower per-device cost, all in one handy box. See this Learning Pack under the "All Embedded Security" section.
Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount