Efficient implementation of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) on embedded media processors

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-143
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


TitleVisual Communications and Image Processing 2004
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period20 - 22 January 2004


Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is an excellent candidate for secure embedded multimedia applications due to its small key size and high security protection. The performance profiling of the ECC implementation, such as execution time and data cache stalls, on TriMedia TM1300 and Intel Pentium 4 is conducted in this research. Based on this study, we identify the main bottlenecks of the EEC implementation, and propose some favorable micro-architecture for this application. Moreover, several integer multiplication schemes are presented for the TM1300 processor for performance enhancement. In particular, the FIR-based multiplication is built with the special FIR instruction provided by TM1300. The performance improvement of the proposed schemes is reported and discussed, Overall, we aim at providing a good understanding of the system architecture of secure embedded multimedia applications, hardware and software cryptography implementation with ECC as an example.

Research Area(s)

  • Data encryption, ECC, Embedded systems, Multimedia processor, Secure media applications, SIMD, VLIW

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