The PKA-IP-28 is a family of Public Key Accelerator IP cores designed for full scalability and an optimal “performance over gate count” deployment. Proven in silicon, the PKA-IP-28 public key accelerator addresses the unique needs of semiconductor OEMs and provides a reliable and cost-effective solution that is easy to integrate into SoC designs. The PKA-IP-28 can be deployed in any semiconductor design that requires high performance/low power consumption key exchange or key generation.
NIST CAVP compliant for FIPS 140-3
The PKA-IP-28 accelerates the following basic operations in hardware:
The PKA-IP-28 also accelerates the following complex operations, under control of an embedded sequencer microcontroller, using locally stored firmware:
PKA-IP-28 public key accelerators are suitable for a wide range of applications:
The PKA-IP-28 is available in nine different performance configurations ranging from 19K to 515K gates, each providing the full set of PKA operations with up to 4160-bit modulus size for modular exponentiations and 768-bit modulus for prime field ECC operations. The PKA-IP-28 is a security conscious design and can be provided with or without protection against side channel attacks. The PKA-IP-28 is also available as embedded PKA in our VaultIP and PKA-IP-154 product lines.
In 28nm, performance of 700MHz is possible. In 16nm, 800MHz is possible. Performance scales with smaller process nodes.
Side-channel attacks conducted against electronic gear are relatively simple and inexpensive to execute. Such attacks include simple power analysis (SPA) and Differential Power Analysis (DPA). As all physical electronic systems routinely leak information, effective side-channel countermeasures should be implemented at the design stage to ensure protection of sensitive keys and data.