Affine Precomputation with Sole Inversion in Elliptic Curve Cryptography [chapter]

Erik Dahmen, Katsuyuki Okeya, Daniel Schepers
Information Security and Privacy  
This paper presents a new approach to precompute all odd points [3]P, [5]P, . . . , [2k − 1]P , k ≥ 2 on an elliptic curve over Fp. Those points are required for the efficient evaluation of a scalar multiplication, the most important operation in elliptic curve cryptography. The proposed method precomputes the points in affine coordinates and needs only one single field inversion for the computation. The new method is superior to all known methods that also use one field inversion. Compared to
more » ... ethods that require several field inversions for the precomputation, the proposed method is faster for a broad range of ratios of field inversions and field multiplications. The proposed method benefits especially from ratios as they occur on smart cards.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73458-1_19 dblp:conf/acisp/DahmenOS07 fatcat:ffohmo7cc5f3jlgwktne2cabca