Topic: Hardware/Software Co-Design of Lightweight Elliptic Curve Cryptography for the Internet of Things
Abstract: The talk will be about a small 8-bit AVR-compatible Processor that we designed from scratch so that we can include some hardware support for speeding up ECC. We have achieved some interesting results: our processor is fully AVR (i.e. ATmega128) compatible, has a size of only 20k gates and is able to perform a 160-bit scalar multiplication in only 1 million cycles, all of which compares very well in relation to the ECC hardware for RFID that was mentioned in the talk by Jens Hermans. We have also some interesting results about power consumption and energy requirements of ECC.