PICO : An Ultra Lightweight and Low Power Encryption Design for Ubiquitous Computing
Keywords: Lightweight cryptography, SP network, block cipher, encryption, embedded security
AbstractAn ultra-lightweight, a very compact block cipher ‘PICO’ is proposed. PICO is a substitution and permutation based network, which operates on a 64 bit plain text and supports a key length of 128 bits. It has a compact structure and requires 1877 GEs. Its innovative design helps to generate a large number of active S - boxes in fewer rounds which can thwart the linear and differential attacks on the cipher. PICO shows good performance on both the hardware and the software platforms. PICO consumes only 2504 bytes of Flash memory which is less than the ultra-lightweight cipher PRESENT. PICO has a very strong substitution layer (S-box) which not only makes the design robust but also introduces a great avalanche effect. PICO has a strong and compact key scheduling which is motivated by the latest cipher SPECK designed by NSA. PICO consumes 28 mW of dynamic power which is less than the PRESENT cipher (38 mW). The security analysis of PICO and its performance as an ultra-lightweight cipher are presented.
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Bansod, G., Pisharoty, N., & Patil, A. (2016). PICO : An Ultra Lightweight and Low Power Encryption Design for Ubiquitous Computing. Defence Science Journal, 66(3), 259-265. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.66.9276
Computers & Systems Studies
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