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ChipWhisperer® is the ultimate toolchain for embedded hardware security research. A combination of open-source software, hardware, documentation and training gives you the ability the master hardware security problems.

The objective of the ChipWhisperer® project is nothing short of revolutionizing the entire embedded security industry. Every engineer/hobbyist who needs to use encryption in their design should be able to perform a side-channel attack, and understand the ramifications of such an attack on their product. The open-source nature of the ChipWhisperer® makes this possible, the objective being to engage the research community at large, while providing a low-cost reference hardware.

Getting Started with the ChipWhisperer

Not sure where to start with? While we are updating this page with better getting-started instructions, you might want to head to the online documentation. If you want to just follow along, a ChipWhisperer-Lite should be all you need. If you want to attack more targets, you might need some of our probes and other accessories. You can see them all in the online store.

Capture Hardware Versions

There are currently four commercial versions of the capture hardware. These are shown below:





ChipWhisperer-Lite 2-Part Version




ChipWhisperer-Capture Rev2

ChipWhisperer-Lite is a complete package for exploring how side-channel power analysis and glitching attacks work against the included target device.
The 2-Part version simplifies connecting external targets to the ChipWhisperer-Lite by breaking out the required IO connections, no soldering needed.
ChipWhisperer-Pro integrates a larger FPGA to provide additional features you can’t get from our ChipWhisperer-Lite., along with a robust case for use in a lab environment.
This is our original product, and it is no longer available. The designs are available from the ChipWhisperer open-source repository.

$250 USD
$325 USD
$3800 USD


Target Boards

Need something to practice on? We have a variety of “target” boards, which represent typical embedded systems. They can also be used as standard side-channel analysis targets for research purposes.

For now you can see them all in the online store. Want to be notified of new releases? Be sure to sign up for our mailing list.


For now you can see them all in the online store. Want to be notified of new releases? Be sure to sign up for our mailing list.


See the online documentation.