Domain-Specific Design Space Exploration and Variant Selection Methods for High-Performance Cryptographic Engines

F. Madlener and S.A. Huss (Germany)


Design Automation, Design Space Exploration, Variant Se lection, Cryptography


We present an generator-based approach for efficient de sign space exploration and high-level synthesis of crypto graphic designs. It allows the directed search for new algo rithmic variants. The approach combines high-level synthesis features like automated scheduling and allocation with performance considerations down to the register-level which are crucial for the performance of cryptographic designs. We demonstrate the feasibility of this approach on an cryptographic algorithm based on elliptic curves.

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