A Fast Hybrid Arithmetic Unit for Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem in Galois Fields with Prime and Composite Exponents

Moon Gyung Kim, Yong Surk Lee, Su Jung Yu, Joo Seok Song

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In this paper, we propose the efficient flexible hybrid arithmetic unit for elliptic curve cryptographic applications which executes addition, multiplication and inversion in GF(2m). The proposed flexible hybrid GFAU is beneficial in cost-effectively implementing microprocessors' elliptic curve public-key extensions. It targets applications for smart cards whose gate count is below 20,000.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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