A Codebreaker for DES and other Ciphers

COPACOBANA and its applications are the result of a joint work of the two groups headed by Prof. C. Paar (Ruhr University of Bochum) and Prof. M. Schimmler (Christian-Albrechts University Kiel). For more information on the research activities follow the links below.

If you are interested in obtaining a COPACOBANA machine or if you need help with cryptanalytical problems, please feel free to contact Prof. Christof Paar (


Development of Succeeding Product Models, Manufacturing, and Distribution

SciEngines GmbH,
Fraunhoferstr. 13, D-24118 Kiel, Germany

Hardware Design

Computer Engineering Section,
Department of Computer Science, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany.

Cryptanalytic Applications and Software Development

Chair for Communication Security,
Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.