ABSTRACT

Low-Power Public Key Cryptography   [open pdf - 36MB]

From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information website: "This report presents research on public key, digital signature algorithms for cryptographic authentication in low-powered, low-computation environments. We assessed algorithms for suitability based on their signature size, and computation and storage requirements. We evaluated a variety of general purpose and special purpose computing platforms to address issues such as memory, voltage requirements, and special functionality for low-powered applications. In addition, we examined custom design platforms. We found that a custom design offers the most flexibility and can be optimized for specific algorithms. Furthermore, the entire platform can exist on a single Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) or can be integrated with commercially available components to produce the desired computing platform."

Report Number:
Sandia National Laboratories, SAND2000-2766
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Date:
2000-11-09?
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Office of Scientific & Technical Information: http://www.osti.gov/
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