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Mandatory Fields
Byrne, A., Meloni, N., Crowe, F., Marnane, W.P., Tisserand, A. and Popovici, E.M.,
IEEE Fourth International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations
SPA resistant Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem using Addition Chains
2007
April
Published
1
Optional Fields
Cryptography, elliptic curves, reconfigurable architecture, addition chains, side-channel attacks
995
1000
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
02-APR-07
04-APR-07
There has been a lot of interest in recent years in the problems faced by cryptosystems due to side channel attacks. Algorithms for elliptic curve point scalar multiplication such as the double and add method are prone to such attacks. By making use of special addition chains, it is possible to implement a simple power analysis (SPA) resistant cryptosystem. In this paper a reconfigurable architecture for a cryptographic processor is presented. A SPA resistant algorithm for point multiplication is implemented and is shown to be faster than the double-and-add method. Post place and route results for the processor are given
10.1109/ITNG.2007.185
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