Journal of Cryptographic Engineering

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 91–97 | Cite as

Sequential multiplier with sub-linear gate complexity

  • M. Anwar Hasan
  • Christophe Negre
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In this article, we present a new sequential multiplier for extended binary finite fields. Like its existing counterparts, the proposed multiplier has a linear complexity in flip-flop or temporary storage requirements, but a sub-linear complexity in gate counts. For the underlying polynomial multiplication, the proposed field multiplier relies on the Horner scheme.


Binary polynomial multiplication Sequential multiplier Horner scheme Sub-linear gate complexity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.ECE DepartmentUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.LIRMM, Université Montpellier 2MontpellierFrance
  4. 4.Team DALIUniversité de PerpignanPerpignanFrance

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