Developing a Hardware Evaluation Method for SHA-3 Candidates
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- Henzen L., Gendotti P., Guillet P., Pargaetzi E., Zoller M., Gürkaynak F.K. (2010) Developing a Hardware Evaluation Method for SHA-3 Candidates. In: Mangard S., Standaert FX. (eds) Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, CHES 2010. CHES 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6225. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology encouraged the publication of works that investigate and evaluate the performances of the second round SHA-3 candidates. Besides the hardware characterization of the 14 candidate algorithms, the main goal of this paper is the description of a reliable methodology to efficiently characterize and compare VLSI circuits of cryptographic primitives. We took the opportunity to apply it on the ongoing SHA-3 competition. To this end, we implemented several architectures in a 90 nm CMOS technology, targeting high- and moderate-speed constraints separately. Thanks to this analysis, we were able to present a complete benchmark of the achieved post-layout results of the circuits.