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Scripting with ChipWhisperer as a python module
When used without the GUI, the 4.0 API removes much of the high level abstractions so you can have more control over the capture process. It also answers questions like--when I capture a trace in what order are things happening? The following example scripts will give you a starting point when scripting with the ChipWhisperer tool.
Perform Some Traces during AES encryption and get the results as Numpy array
This script is an example of using the
chipwhisperer module for capturing traces during AES encryption. Make sure to have the correct firmware loaded on the target.
import time import numpy as np import chipwhisperer as cw from chipwhisperer.capture.acq_patterns.basic import AcqKeyTextPattern_Basic import matplotlib.pyplot as plt scope = cw.scope() target = cw.target(scope) # setup scope parameters scope.gain.gain = 45 scope.adc.samples = 3000 scope.adc.offset = 1250 scope.adc.basic_mode = "rising_edge" scope.clock.clkgen_freq = 7370000 scope.clock.adc_src = "clkgen_x4" scope.trigger.triggers = "tio4" scope.io.tio1 = "serial_rx" scope.io.tio2 = "serial_tx" scope.io.hs2 = "clkgen" ktp = AcqKeyTextPattern_Basic(target=target) traces =  N = 50 # Number of traces for i in range(N): key, text = ktp.newPair() # manual creation of a key, text pair can be substituted here target.reinit() target.setModeEncrypt() # only does something for targets that support it target.loadEncryptionKey(key) target.loadInput(text) # run aux stuff that should run before the scope arms here scope.arm() # run aux stuff that should run after the scope arms here target.go() timeout=50 # wait for target to finish while target.isDone() is False and timeout: timeout -= 1 time.sleep(0.01) try: ret = scope.capture() if ret: print('Timeout happened during acquisition') except IOError as e: print('IOError: %s' % str(e)) # run aux stuff that should happen after trace here traces.append(scope.getLastTrace()) trace_array = np.asarray(traces) # if you prefer to work with numpy array for number crunching # show an example trace plt.plot(traces) plt.show() # cleanup the connection to the target and scope scope.dis() target.dis()