Optimized System-on-Chip Integration of a Programmable ECC Coprocessor

  title={Optimized System-on-Chip Integration of a Programmable ECC Coprocessor},
  author={Xu Guo and Patrick Schaumont},
Most hardware/software (HW/SW) codesigns of Elliptic Curve Cryptography have focused on the computational aspect of the ECC hardware, and not on the system integration into a System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture. We study the impact of the communication link between CPU and coprocessor hardware for a typical ECC design, and demonstrate that the SoC may become performance-limited due to coprocessor data- and instruction-transfers. A dual strategy is proposed to remove the bottleneck: introduction… CONTINUE READING


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