PKA-IP-28 (EIP-28) is a family of IP cores designed for full scalability and an optimal performance over gate count ratio. The PKA-IP-28 public key accelerators address the unique needs of semiconductor OEMs and provide a reliable and cost-effective IP solution that is easy to integrate into SoC designs. The PKA-IP-28 can be deployed in any semiconductor design that needs key exchange or key generation at high performance or in low power consumption.
Up to 4160-bit modulus size for RSA & 768-bit modulus for prime field ECC operations
Nine different performance configurations ranging from 103…3,500 1K bit RSA/CRT ops
Public key signature generation, verification & key negotiation with little involvement of Host. FIPS-140 approved
The 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 designs, 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 Vault-IP and PKA-IP-154 product lines.
The PKA-28 accelerates the following basic operations in hardware:
The PKA-28 accelerates the following complex operations under control of an embedded sequencer microcontroller using locally stored firmware:
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.
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