Elliptic Curve Cryptography on Smart Cards without Coprocessors

  title={Elliptic Curve Cryptography on Smart Cards without Coprocessors},
  author={Adam D. Woodbury and Daniel V. Bailey and Christof Paar},
This contribution describes how an elliptic curve cryptosystem can be implemented on very low cost microprocessors with reasonable performance. We focus in this paper on the Intel 8051 family of microcontrollers popular in smart cards and other cost-sensitive devices. The implementation is based on the use of the finite fieldGF ((2− 17)) which is particularly suited for low end 8-bit processors. Two advantages of our method are that subfield modular reduction can be performed infrequently, and… CONTINUE READING

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