Low-power Crypto Engines

The physical security is a key challenge for the resource-constrained edge platforms. A key challenge is to enable secure as well as ultra-low-power hardware. The research seeks to understand the interactions between low-power and security in edge devices, and explore innovations to enhance security at minimal power cost. Specifically, the research investigated the interactions between design of area-/power- efficient crypto engines and their side-channel resistance. The goal is to enable side-channel secure encryption in resource-constrained platforms such as sensors.