## Software multiplication using Gaussian normal bases (2006)

Venue: | IEEE Trans. Comput |

Citations: | 6 - 2 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Dahab06softwaremultiplication,

author = {Ricardo Dahab and Darrel Hankerson and Men Long and Julio López and Alfred Menezes},

title = {Software multiplication using Gaussian normal bases},

journal = {IEEE Trans. Comput},

year = {2006},

volume = {55},

pages = {974--984}

}

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### Abstract

Fast algorithms for multiplication in finite fields are required for several cryptographic applications, in particular for implementing elliptic curve operations over binary fields F2m. In this paper we present new software algorithms for efficient multiplication over F2m that use a Gaussian normal basis representation. Two approaches are presented, direct normal basis multiplication, and a method that exploits a mapping to a ring where fast polynomial-based techniques can be employed. Our analysis including experimental results on an Intel Pentium family processor shows that the new algorithms are faster and can use memory more efficiently than previous methods. Despite significant improvements, we conclude that the penalty in multiplication is still sufficiently large to discourage the use of normal bases in software implementations of elliptic curve systems. Key words Multiplication in F2 m, Gaussian normal basis, elliptic curve cryptography. 1