University of Calabria
ECC is an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. Cryptographic algorithms are computationally costly and the challenge is more if the authors need to execute them in resource constrained embedded systems. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) having programmable logic de-vices and processing cores, have proven to be highly feasible implementation platforms for embedded systems providing lesser design time and reconfigurability. Design parameters like throughput, resource utilization and power requirements are the key issues.