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Implementing the Rivest Shamir and Adleman Public Key Encryption Algorithm on a Standard Digital Signal Processor

  • Paul Barrett
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 263)

Abstract

A description of the techniques employed at Oxford University to obtain a high speed implementation of the RSA encryption algorithm on an “off-the-shelf” digital signal processing chip. Using these techniques a two and a half second (average) encrypt time (for 512 bit exponent and modulus) was achieved on a first generation DSP (The Texas Instruments TMS 32010) and times below one second are achievable on second generation parts. Furthermore the techniques of algorithm development employed lead to a provably correct implementation.

Keywords

Modulo Reduction Digital Signal Processing Chip High Speed Implementation Custom Silicon Column Base Multiplication 
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References

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Barrett
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Security LtdUK

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