Hardware Implementation of Simeck Cipher as a Lightweight Hash Function

  • Prachin BhoyarEmail author
  • Sanjay Dhok
  • Raghavendra Deshmukh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 587)


Internet of Things brings a galore of lightweight connected devices which triggered a need for befitting security mechanisms. A lightweight hash function is one of the major step taken to accomplish that requirement. In this paper, capabilities of Simeck cipher for implementing hash function are explored. A novel architecture is proposed that serve as a cipher as well as hash function. It nullifies the use of two separate functions in power constrained devices where both the operations are required. The preliminary requirements for power and area are ascertained by implementing it on FPGA and developing an ASIC prototype. The hardware utilization and a number of clocks required are compared with SHA and another hash function and the proposed hash function performs better in these aspects. The basic security analysis of the hash function is also performed.


Simeck Simon IoT Security Lightweight hash function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prachin Bhoyar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sanjay Dhok
    • 1
  • Raghavendra Deshmukh
    • 1
  1. 1.Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurIndia

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