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McEvoy R.P.; Crowe F. M.; Murphy C. C.; Marnane W. P.;
IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on Emerging VLSI Technologies and Architectures
Optimisation of the SHA-2 Family of Hash Functions on FPGAs
2006
March
Published
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Becker J.; Herkersdorf A.; Mukherjee A.; Smailagic A.
317
322
Karlsruhe, Germany
02-MAR-06
03-MAR-06
Hash functions play an important role in modern cryptography. This paper investigates optimisation techniques that have recently been proposed in the literature. A new VLSI architecture for the SHA-256 and SHA-512 hash functions is presented, which combines two popular hardware optimisation techniques, namely pipelining and unrolling. The SHA processors are developed for implementation on FPGAs, thereby allowing rapid prototyping of several designs. Speed/area results from these processors are analysed and are shown to compare favourably with other FPGA-based implementations, achieving the fastest data throughputs in the literature to date
10.1109/ISVLSI.2006.70
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