General Guidelines for Implementing Block Ciphers in FPGAs

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Abstract

This chapter pretends to provide general guidelines for the efficient implementation of block ciphers in reconfigurable hardware platforms. The general structure and design principles for block ciphers are discussed. Basic primitives in block ciphers are identified and useful design techniques are studied and analyzed in order to obtain efficient implementations of them on reconfigurable devices. As a case of study, those techniques are applied to the Data Encryption Standard (DES), thus producing a compact DES core.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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