Faster Addition and Doubling on Elliptic Curves

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Faster Addition and Doubling on Elliptic Curves
Edwards recently introduced a new normal form for elliptic curves. Every elliptic curve over a non-binary field is birationally equivalent to a curve in Edwards form over an extension of the field, and in many cases over the original field. This paper presents fast explicit formulas (and register allocations) for group operations on an Edwards curve. The algorithm for doubling uses only 3M + 4S, i.e., 3 field multiplications and 4 field squarings. If curve parameters are chosen to be small then the algorithm for mixed addition uses only 9M + 1S and the algorithm for non-mixed addition uses only 10M + 1S. Arbitrary Edwards curves can be handled at the cost of just one extra multiplication by a curve parameter. For comparison, the fastest algorithms known for the popular “a4 = −3 Jacobian” form use 3M + 5S for doubling; use 7M + 4S for mixed addition; use 11M + 5S for non-mixed addition; and use 10M + 4S for non-mixed addition when one input has been added before. The explicit...
Daniel J. Bernstein, Tanja Lange
Added 07 Jun 2010
Updated 07 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Daniel J. Bernstein, Tanja Lange
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