Elliptic Curve Cryptoprocessor Implementation on a Nano FPGA: Interesting for Resource-Constrained Devices

Hilal Houssain, Turki F. Al-Somani
2012 International Journal of RFID Security and Cryptography  
This paper presents an implementation of an Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) cryptoprocessor on a Nano Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), that maybe be interesting for resource-constrained devices that require moderate level of security. Nano FPGAs offer groundbreaking possibilities in power, size, lead-times, operating temperature and cost. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ECC implementation on Nano FPGAs. The proposed ECC cryptoprocessor was modeled using VHDL and
more » ... d on Actel IGLOO AGLN250V2-VQFP100 Nano FPGA. The synthesis results show that the targeted Nano FPGA can't exceed the values of m ≤ 11 bits. This is because of the limited number of resources available on Nano FPGAs, which opens a new challenging opportunity for future Nano FPGAs to satisfy the needs of critical portable applications and resource-constrained devices, such as Wireless Sensor Network (WSN).
doi:10.20533/ijrfidsc.2046.3715.2012.0006 fatcat:fvfezzjofng6tmpsp326g6abtm