This paper explores the resistance of MOS Current Mode Logic (MCML) against attacks based on the observation of the power consumption. Circuits implemented in MCML, in fact, have unique characteristics both in terms of power consumption and the dependency of the power profile from the input signal pattern. Therefore, MCML is suitable to protect cryptographic hardware from Differential Power Analysis and similar side-channel attacks.
|Title of host publication
|Transactions on Computational Science IV
|Marina L. Gavrilova, C. J. Kenneth Tan, Edward David Moreno
|Number of pages
|Place of Publication
|Springer Berlin Heidelberg
|Published - 2009