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Compact implementation and performance evaluation of block ciphers in ATtiny devices. (English) Zbl 1304.94052
Mitrokotsa, Aikaterini (ed.) et al., Progress in cryptology – AFRICACRYPT 2012. 5th international conference on cryptology in Africa, Ifrane, Morocco, July 10–12, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-31409-4/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7374, 172-187 (2012).
Summary: The design of lightweight block ciphers has been a very active research topic over the last years. However, the lack of comparative source codes generally makes it hard to evaluate the extent to which implementations of different ciphers actually reach their low-cost goals on various platforms. This paper reports on an initiative aiming to relax this issue. First, we provide implementations of 12 block ciphers on an ATMEL AVR ATtiny45 8-bit microcontroller, and make the corresponding source code available on a web page. All implementations are made public under an open-source license. Common interfaces and design goals are followed by all designers to achieve comparable implementation results. Second, we evaluate performance figures of our implementations with respect to different metrics, including energy-consumption measurements and show our improvements compared to existing implementations.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1241.94006].

94A60 Cryptography
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