A Codebreaker for DES and other Ciphers

The original 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 the Computer Engineering Section (Christian-Albrechts University Kiel). The work and rights are in proparty of SciEngines GmbH a firm founded via the two work group members to continue work and improvind FPGA massively parallel computers. 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 SciEngines GmbH (info(at)

Thanks to all project members and share holders

Development, Manufacturing and Distribution

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