CALCE Webinar: Rapid Assessment of Electronic Products Using Side-Channel Analysis
Thursday, November 30, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Companies that produce or use electronic products need a rapid method to assess the quality and reliability of those products. The CALCE consortium is initiating a research workgroup to develop applications of a new test method called side-channel power analysis for rapid testing of electronic products, including both parts and assemblies.
Side-channels are indirect sources of information that originate from a device and contain information about its physical state or function. While side channels have been utilized in the field of cryptography and security, their potential use for reliability and quality assessment remains unexplored. CALCE is pioneering cutting-edge research on this test method, which holds great potential for quickly identifying electronic products that deviate from acceptable quality and reliability characteristics. Testing is nondestructive and can be performed in a matter of seconds, potentially requiring connections only to power and ground terminations.
CALCE’s partnership with Chiplytics, who are developing and manufacturing a commercial side-channel power analysis tool, means that the findings of this workgroup can be readily implemented using affordable and commercially available equipment.
In this webinar, we will explain the fundamental principles of side-channel power analysis, review CALCE’s preliminary research, and demonstrate its wide range of applications for electronic product assessment. Join us as we explore the full potential of this innovative test method, take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions, and learn how to participate in the workgroup.
About the Presenters:
DEVON RICHMAN is a fourth-year Ph.D. student at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2019 and completed his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in 2023.
His primary research focuses on applications of side-channel analysis to microelectronics. He has conducted research and failure analysis for prominent industry leaders including General Electric, Cummins, Microsoft, and Amazon. Additionally, he serves as the co-chair of the SAE G-19A risk assessment subcommittee, which is responsible for the AS6171/1 document on testing for counterfeit part detection.
Dr. MICHAEL H. AZARIAN is a Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.
His research is focused on the analysis, detection, prediction, and prevention of failures in electronic and electromechanical products. He has over 150 publications on electronic packaging, component reliability, prognostics and health management, and tribology. He holds 6 U.S. patents. Prior to joining CALCE in 2004, he spent over 13 years in the data storage, advanced materials, and fiber optics industries.
Dr. Azarian is chairman of the SAE G-19A standards committee on detection of counterfeit parts, which is responsible for the AS6171 and AS6810 family of standards. He is also chairman of the standards committee for IEEE 1624 on organizational reliability capability.