International Journal of Computer Applications
Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is one of the safest standard algorithms, based on public key, for providing the security in communication and networks. One of the most time consuming processes in ECC algorithm for encryption/decryption is the scalar multiplication, i.e., KP, where P is the text which is on the elliptic curve. This paper examines that computation can be speeded up by using ancient Indian Vedic mathematics. Coding is done using Verilog HDL and downloaded on target device as Virtex 5. The authors' proposed work is six times faster than the previous work when applied in point doubling using Spartan 3 as target device.