Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Huapeng Wu




A new method for building bit-parallel polynomial basis finite field multipliers is proposed in this thesis. Among the different approaches to build such multipliers, Mastrovito multipliers based on a trinomial, an all-one-polynomial, or an equally-spacedpolynomial have the lowest complexities. The next best in this category is a conventional multiplier based on a pentanomial. Any newly presented method should have complexity results which are at least better than those of a pentanomial based multiplier. By applying our method to certain classes of finite fields we have gained a space complexity as n2 + H - 4 and a time complexity as TA + ([ log2(n-l) ]+3)rx which are better than the lowest space and time complexities of a pentanomial based multiplier found in literature. Therefore this multiplier can serve as an alternative in those finite fields in which no trinomial, all-one-polynomial or equally-spaced-polynomial exists.