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Paper: Provably Sublinear Point Multiplication on Koblitz Curves and its Hardware Implementation

Authors:
V.S. Dimitrov
K.U. Jaervinen
M.J. Jacobson
W.F. Chan
Z. Huang
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/305
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Abstract: We describe algorithms for point multiplication on Koblitz curves using multiple-base expansions of the form $k = \sum \pm \tau^a (\tau-1)^b$ and $k= \sum \pm \tau^a (\tau-1)^b (\tau^2 - \tau - 1)^c.$ We prove that the number of terms in the second type is sublinear in the bit length of k, which leads to the first provably sublinear point multiplication algorithm on Koblitz curves. For the first type, we conjecture that the number of terms is sublinear and provide numerical evidence demonstrating that the number of terms is significantly less than that of $\tau$-adic non-adjacent form expansions. We present details of an innovative FPGA implementation of our algorithm and performance data demonstrating the efficiency of our method.
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@misc{eprint-2006-21796,
  title={Provably Sublinear Point Multiplication on Koblitz Curves and its Hardware Implementation},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={public-key cryptography / elliptic curve cryptosystems, Koblitz curves, point multiplication, double-base number systems, hardware implementation},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/305},
  note={This is an extended version of our paper accepted to CHES 2006. jacobs@cpsc.ucalgary.ca 13398 received 5 Sep 2006, last revised 7 Sep 2006},
  author={V.S. Dimitrov and K.U. Jaervinen and M.J. Jacobson and W.F. Chan and Z. Huang},
  year=2006
}