Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2011/332

A depth-16 circuit for the AES S-box

Joan Boyar and Rene Peralta

Abstract: New techniques for reducing the depth of circuits for cryptographic applications are described and applied to the AES S-box. These techniques also keep the number of gates quite small. The result, when applied to the AES S-box, is a circuit with depth 16 and only 128 gates. For the inverse, it is also depth 16 and has only 127 gates. There is a shared middle part, common to both the S-box and its inverse, consisting of 63 gates.

Category / Keywords: implementation / AES; S-box; nite eld inversion; circuit complexity; circuit depth.

Date: received 17 Jun 2011

Contact author: peralta at nist gov

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