Hardware Architectures proposed for Cryptosystems Based on Hyperelliptic Curves

Thomas Wollinger, Chris­tof Paar

9th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems - ICECS 2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 15-18, 2002.


Abstract

Security issues play an important role in almost all modern communication and computer networks. The foundation of IT security are cryptographic systems, for example hyperelliptic curves cryptosystems (HECC). The advantage of HECC is that they allow encryption with shorter operands and at the same time, they provide the same level of security as other public-key cryptosystems, based on the integer factorization problem (e.g. RSA) or the discrete logarithm problem in ?nite ?elds or Elliptic Curves. Shorter operands appear promising for applications in constrained environments.

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Tags: cryptology, hardware architecture, hyperelliptic curve