Date Added: Jun 2010
A variety of modern technologies such as networks, Internet, and electronic services demand private and secure communications for a great number of everyday transactions. Security and cryptography provide a huge set of primitives, methods, and operation modes to support the special needs of data transmission. This paper aims to introduce aspects of design, architecture, and implementation of crypto-processors. It is aimed to demonstrate efficient realizations of cryptographic mechanisms and tools in terms of hardware integration. Computational methodologies, computer arithmetic, and encryption algorithms need deep investigation and research to obtain efficient integrations of crypto-processors, with desirable improvements and optimizations. Approaches on silicon achieve high values of speed and bandwidth.