International Journal of Innovative Research in Information Security (IJIRIS)
The hash function Blue Midnight Wish (BMW) is a candidate in the SHA-3 competition organized by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). BMW was selected for the second round of the competition, but the algorithm was tweaked in a number of ways. In this paper, design, implementation and characterization of BMW 256 core is presented. Verilog HDL is used to model the hardware. Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA (XC6VLX240T-1FF1156) is used to prototype the design.