\(\textnormal{\textsc{TWINE}}\): A Lightweight Block Cipher for Multiple Platforms

  • Tomoyasu Suzaki
  • Kazuhiko Minematsu
  • Sumio Morioka
  • Eita Kobayashi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7707)


This paper presents a 64-bit lightweight block cipher \(\textnormal{\textsc{TWINE}}\) supporting 80 and 128-bit keys. \(\textnormal{\textsc{TWINE}}\) realizes quite small hardware implementation similar to the previous lightweight block cipher proposals, yet enables efficient software implementations on various CPUs, from micro-controllers to high-end CPUs. This characteristic is obtained by the use of generalized Feistel combined with an improved block shuffle, introduced at FSE 2010.


lightweight block cipher generalized Feistel block shuffle 


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  • Tomoyasu Suzaki
    • 1
  • Kazuhiko Minematsu
    • 1
  • Sumio Morioka
    • 1
  • Eita Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.NEC CorporationNakahara-KuJapan

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