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Praktikum SS2017: Connecting and testing an external SRAM under different temperature, voltage and radiation conditions

Verfasst: 7. Mär 2017 19:22
von athanagn
Student positions in a practical course (Praktikum) (SS 2017)

Connecting and testing an external SRAM under different temperature, voltage and radiation conditions

The Security Engineering group of TU Darmstadt ( is looking for students to work on a practical course (Praktikum) which will award 9 ECTS credit points in Summer Semester 2017. The students will have to connect an external SRAM to an evaluation board and then test its properties under different environment conditions.

Work objectives

The students will have to work on connecting an external SRAM module to an STM Discovery board (or other similar boards, such as an STM Nucleo), and then use this SRAM module as a Physical Unclonable Function (PUF). Then, the SRAM PUF will need to be tested under different environment conditions, such as low or high temperature, voltage and radiation.
These positions can be highly customised regarding exact requirements, working hours and deadlines, in order to fit different student profiles. However, the total amount of hours and the quality of the work must correspond to 9 ECTS credit points.
Additionally, as an end result, the external SRAM module must be accessible by using the board to which it is connected. Finally, the students will have to write a short report regarding the code produced and other potential results.
Experiments may be conducted in collaboration with the Electrical Engineering and/or Physics departments of our university or other internal or external partners and institutions, such as Klinikum Darmstadt.

Your profile

You need to:
→ be creative and willing to work towards your goal.
→ be able to adhere to rules and guidelines.
→ have good programming skills in C and C++, especially for embedded systems.
→ be able to work on both Windows and Linux.
→ be able to write reports and present your results in English.
Comprehensive hands-on experience in embedded systems and evaluation boards is a major advantage, but not a formal requirement.

Contact us

If you're interested in working on this exciting topic and on contacting practical radiation experiments on memories and other key storage components, please contact:
http://www.seceng.informatik.tu-darmsta ... stopoulos/
http://www.seceng.informatik.tu-darmsta ... gineering/
Register on TUCaN: 20-00-0981-pp Project Lab Security Engineering