Analysis of the Reconfiguration Feature of Cryptographic Algorithms

Chapter

Abstract

This book focuses on the reconfigurable feature of cryptographic algorithms and analyzes the feasibility of implementing cryptographic algorithms with reconfigurable computing technologies, so as to provide a basis for the architecture design of the reconfigurable cryptographic processor. To study the reconfigurable cryptographic processor, a full understanding of cryptographic algorithms, the implementation object of the reconfigurable cryptographic processor, is a must. Based on the key factors of reconfigurable computing technologies, this book analyzes the features of cryptographic algorithms in terms of the execution process, algorithm structure, data width, computing granularity, core operations, parallelism, data dependency, common logic of algorithms computation, etc. This provides a basis for the architecture design of a reconfigurable cryptographic processor, including operator extraction, reconfigurable logic unit function, computing granularity, and scale of reconfigurable arrays. As each cryptographic algorithm has its unique features, this book will analyze the reconfigurable features of the block cipher, hash function, and public key cipher separately. There are numerous types of symmetric cipher, and the information system has the most urgent demand for the flexibility of symmetric ciphers. Therefore, the next section will focus on symmetric ciphers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MicroelectronicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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