Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2013/753

Dietary Recommendations for Lightweight Block Ciphers: Power, Energy and Area Analysis of Recently Developed Architectures

Lejla Batina and Amitabh Das and Baris Ege and Elif Bilge Kavun and Nele Mentens and Christof Paar and Ingrid Verbauwhede and Tolga Yalcin

Abstract: In this paper we perform a comprehensive area, power, and energy analysis of some of the most recently-developed lightweight block ciphers and we compare them to the standard AES algorithm. We do this for several different architectures of the considered block ciphers. Our evaluation method consists of estimating the pre-layout power consumption and the derived energy using Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler and ModelSIM simulations.We show that the area is not always correlated to the power and energy consumption, which is of importance for mobile battery-fed devices. As a result, this paper can be used to make a choice of architecture when the algorithm has already been fixed; or it can help deciding which algorithm to choose based on energy and key/block length requirements.

Category / Keywords: implementation / block ciphers, hardware implementation, area, power, energy

Original Publication (with minor differences): RFIDSec 2013

Date: received 14 Nov 2013

Contact author: elif kavun at rub de

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