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HW/SW co-design for public-key cryptosystems on the 8051 micro-controller

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HW/SW co-design for public-key cryptosystems on the 8051 micro-controller
It is a challenge to implement large word length public-key algorithms on embedded systems. Examples are smartcards, RF-ID tags and mobile terminals. This paper presents a HW/SW co-design solution for RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) over GF(p) on a 12 MHz 8-bit 8051 micro-controller. The hardware coprocessor has a Modular Arithmetic Logic Unit (MALU) of which the digit size (d) is variable. It can be adapted to the speed and bandwidth of the microcontroller to which it is connected. The HW/SW co-design space exploration is based on the GEZEL system-level design environment. It allows the designer to find the best performance-area combination for the digit size. As a case study of an FPGA prototyping, 160-bit ECC over GF(p) (ECC-160p) was implemented on Xilinx Virtex-II PRO (XC2VP30). The results show that one point multiplication takes only 130 ms including all communications between the 8051 and the coprocessor. The performance is 40 times faster than the most optimized SW...
Kazuo Sakiyama, Lejla Batina, Bart Preneel, Ingrid
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where CEE
Authors Kazuo Sakiyama, Lejla Batina, Bart Preneel, Ingrid Verbauwhede
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