Ruhlman Enterprises, Inc.
In this paper the authors perform a comprehensive area, power, and energy analysis of some of the most recently developed lightweight block ciphers and they compare them to the standard AES algorithm. They do this for several different architectures of the considered block ciphers. Their evaluation method consists of estimating the pre-layout power consumption and the derived energy using cadence encounter RTL compiler and ModelSIM simulations. They show that the area is not always correlated to the power and energy consumption, which is of importance for mobile battery-fed devices.