Whirlpool SoPC Implementation - Hardware/Software Co-Design Example

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Whirlpool SoPC Implementation - Hardware/Software Co-Design Example

The aim of this work was to design a System on Programmable Chip (SoPC), that implements the Whirlpool Hash Function (WHF) algorithm. An assumption of the project was to use an embedded soft-processor NIOS II controlling the whole system, which functionality was extended by a custom logic in order to improve the used algorithm efficiency. This paper presents the Whirlpool Hash Function realized in several SoPC configurations, which differ in implementation complexity and performance.

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International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications

The Journal of Committee of Electronics and Telecommunications of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information

CiteScore 2016: 0.72

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.248
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.542


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