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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Applied sciences, Constant power, Cryptography, Current-mode logic, Hardware, Multiple-valued adder, Power analysis attack
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Due to the ubiquity of electronic communication systems in consumers' lives, it is necessary to ensure that the sensitive information being transmitted is not accessible by malicious parties. Because of advancements in technology, it is now possible to easily steal data from these electronic systems, even if they are protected by a strong encryption algorithm. These security threats, known as Side Channel Attacks, have exposed weaknesses in the hardware architectures of the systems meant to be secure. This research explores a novel method of designing a crypto processor component, the adder, which allows it to produce minimal side channel information, rendering it less vulnerable in terms of hardware. The results show that it is possible to maintain a competitively low power consumption, as compared to conventional architectures, all while providing a method to greatly improve data security systems
Novak, Ashley, "Mixed-Signal Carry Look-Ahead Adder with Constant Power for Cryptographic Applications" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4833.