RunStream: A High-Level Rapid Prototyping Framework for Stream Ciphers
Din, Syed Imad Ud
Date of Issue2016
School of Computer Engineering
We present RunStream, a rapid prototyping framework for realizing stream cipher implementations based on algorithmic specifications and architectural customizations desired by the users. In the dynamic world of cryptography where newer recommendations are frequently proposed, the need of such tools is imperative. It carries out design validation and generates an optimized software implementation and a synthesizable Register Transfer Level Verilog description. Our framework enables speedy benchmarking against critical resources like area, throughput, power, and latency and allows exploration of alternatives. Using RunStream, we successfully implemented various stream ciphers and benchmarked the quality of results to be at par with published hand-optimized implementations.
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
© 2016 Association for Computing Machinery. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2891412].