Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2005/301

On the Hardware Implementation of the MICKEY-128 Stream Cipher

Paris Kitsos

Abstract: Encryption algorithms are becoming more necessary to ensure the securely transmitted data over insecure communication channels. MICKEY-128 is a recently developed stream cipher with two major advantages: (i) the low hardware complexity, which results in small area and (ii) the high level of security. FPGA device was used for the performance demonstration. Some of the first results of implementing the stream cipher on an FPGA are reported. A maximum throughput equal to 170 Mbps can be achieved, with a clock frequency of 170 MHz.

Category / Keywords: implementation / Hardware imlementation, new stream cipher, RFID, smart cards

Date: received 1 Sep 2005, last revised 15 Feb 2006

Contact author: pkitsos at ieee org

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