International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research

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Nicolas Brisebarre

Publications

Year
Venue
Title
2008
EPRINT
A Comparison Between Hardware Accelerators for the Modified Tate Pairing over $\mathbb{F}_{2^m}$ and $\mathbb{F}_{3^m}$
In this article we propose a study of the modified Tate pairing in characteristics two and three. Starting from the $\eta_T$ pairing introduced by Barreto {\em et al.} (Des Codes Crypt, 2007), we detail various algorithmic improvements in the case of characteristic two. As far as characteristic three is concerned, we refer to the survey by Beuchat {\em et al.} (ePrint 2007-417). We then show how to get back to the modified Tate pairing at almost no extra cost. Finally, we explore the trade-offs involved in the hardware implementation of this pairing for both characteristics two and three. From our experiments, characteristic three appears to have a slight advantage over characteristic two.
2007
CHES
2007
EPRINT
A Coprocessor for the Final Exponentiation of the $\eta_T$ Pairing in Characteristic Three
Since the introduction of pairings over (hyper)elliptic curves in constructive cryptographic applications, an ever increasing number of protocols based on pairings have appeared in the literature. Software implementations being rather slow, the study of hardware architectures became an active research area. Beuchat et al. proposed for instance a coprocessor which computes the characteristic three $\eta_T$ pairing, from which the Tate pairing can easily be derived, in $33$\,$\mu$s on a Cyclone II FPGA. However, a final exponentiation is required to ensure a unique output value and the authors proposed to supplement their $\eta_T$ pairing accelerator with a coprocessor for exponentiation. Thus, the challenge consists in designing the smallest possible piece of hardware able to perform this task in less than $33$\,$\mu$s on a Cyclone~II device. In this paper, we propose a novel arithmetic operator implementing addition, cubing, and multiplication over $\mathbb{F}_{3^{97}}$ and show that a coprocessor based on a single such operator meets this timing constraint.
2007
EPRINT
Arithmetic Operators for Pairing-Based Cryptography
Since their introduction in constructive cryptographic applications, pairings over (hyper)elliptic curves are at the heart of an ever increasing number of protocols. Software implementations being rather slow, the study of hardware architectures became an active research area. In this paper, we first study an accelerator for the $\eta_T$ pairing over $\mathbb{F}_3[x]/(x^{97}+x^{12}+2)$. Our architecture is based on a unified arithmetic operator which performs addition, multiplication, and cubing over $\mathbb{F}_{3^{97}}$. This design methodology allows us to design a compact coprocessor ($1888$ slices on a Virtex-II Pro~$4$ FPGA) which compares favorably with other solutions described in the open literature. We then describe ways to extend our approach to any characteristic and any extension field.
2007
EPRINT
Algorithms and Arithmetic Operators for Computing the $\eta_T$ Pairing in Characteristic Three
Since their introduction in constructive cryptographic applications, pairings over (hyper)elliptic curves are at the heart of an ever increasing number of protocols. Software implementations being rather slow, the study of hardware architectures became an active research area. In this paper, we discuss several algorithms to compute the $\eta_T$ pairing in characteristic three and suggest further improvements. These algorithms involve addition, multiplication, cubing, inversion, and sometimes cube root extraction over $\mathbb{F}_{3^m}$. We propose a hardware accelerator based on a unified arithmetic operator able to perform the operations required by a given algorithm. We describe the implementation of a compact coprocessor for the field $\mathbb{F}_{3^{97}}$ given by $\mathbb{F}_3[x]/(x^{97}+x^{12}+2)$, which compares favorably with other solutions described in the open literature.