Re: [stella] Krokodile Cart prototype review

Subject: Re: [stella] Krokodile Cart prototype review
From: "Joe Grand" <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 10:16:45 -0800
>From what I understand, in general, some instructions require more power
from the processor than others, but the changes might be too miniscule to
make a difference. Monitoring power consumption of devices can be used in
certain cases (smartcards) to determine cryptographic keys and operation. :)


---- Original Message ----
From: "Paul Slocum" <paul-stella@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [stella] Krokodile Cart prototype review

>>> E.g. the latest Thrust+ Platinum cart has  way more distortions than
>>> the very first Thrust cart (v1.3) from Hozer. Starting from the 2nd
>>> cart from Hozer (v1.4), the distortions show up.
> I've always thought maybe patterns of code affect the interference.
> Like certain instructions/memory accesses executed at a certain
> frequency will cause problems.  Just kinda got this impression from
> some of the results I've seen.  Could be totally wrong, but it sounds
> like it's possible from what Chris was saying.
> It'd be interesting to load those two versions on a Cuttle Cart and
> see if there's any difference.
> -paul

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