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We are looking for HiWi / Bachelor- and Masterstudents in the domain of cryptographic engines design for mobile applications


  • Literature review of cryptographic engine designs
  • Implementation of lightweight cryptographic engine in RTL
  • Optimization of the cryptographic engines by introducing novel data flow
  • Exploration of physical design space for energy efficiency at state-of-the-art technology nodes


  • Knowledge on RTL and logic design
  • Understanding basics of cryptography
  • Good English (spoken and written)

Beneficial knowledge:

  • Experience in EDA for digital design

Person to Contact: Dr.-Ing. Xin Fan

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