Energy and Execution Time Analysis of a Software-based Trusted Platform Module

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Topic: Hardware
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Trusted platforms have been proposed as a promising approach to enhance the security of general-purpose computing systems. However, for many resource-constrained embedded systems, the size and cost overheads of a separate Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip are not acceptable. One alternative is to use a Software-based TPM (SW-TPM), which implements TPM functions using software that executes in a protected execution domain on the embedded processor itself. However, since many embedded systems have limited processing capabilities and are battery-powered, it is also important to ensure that the computational and energy requirements for SW-TPMs are acceptable. In this paper, the authors perform an evaluation of the energy and execution time overheads for a SW-TPM implementation on a Sharp Zaurus PDA.

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