December 2, 2020
MTL Seminar Series

Secure Analog-to-Digital Conversion Against Power Side-Channel Attack

Taehoon Jeong, MIT
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Taehoon Jeong received the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2020. He’s currently a senior member of technical staff at Maxim Integrated Products, working on data converter designs.

When an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is converting a confidential analog signal into digital codes, it may expose a critical hardware security loophole by leaking the data through its power side-channel. This talk explains how an attacker can employ neural networks to perform an ADC power side-channel attack (PSA) and how a user can defend their ADCs with current equalizers.