Rambus has signed an agreement with Idaho Scientific, to license its Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures for use in Idaho Scientific’s security IP Cores for FPGAs and defense ASICs.

DPA countermeasures, developed by Rambus Cryptography Research, consist of a range of software, hardware, and protocol techniques that are expected to protect devices from side-channel attacks. DPA is a type of side-channel attack that monitors variations in the electrical power consumption or electro-magnetic emissions from a target device. These measurements can then be used to obtain cryptographic keys and other sensitive information from semiconductors, said Rambus in a statement.

Idaho Scientific is a provider of security, cryptography, and anti-tamper IP cores to defense contractors.

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