A DES ASIC Suitable for Network Encryption at 10 Gbps and Beyond

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The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Data Encryption Standard (DES) Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is the fastest known implementation of the DES algorithm as defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 46-2. DES is used for protecting data by cryptographic means. The SNL DES ASIC, over 10 times faster than other currently available DES chips, is a high-speed, filly pipelined implementation offering encryption, decryption, unique key input, or algorithm bypassing on each clock cycle. Operating beyond 105 MHz on 64 bit words, this device is capable of data throughputs greater than 6.7 Billion bits per second (tester limited). ... continued below

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Gass, Karl; Pierson, Lyndon G.; Robertson, Perry J.; Wilcox, D. Craig & Witzke, Edward L. April 30, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
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The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Data Encryption Standard (DES) Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is the fastest known implementation of the DES algorithm as defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 46-2. DES is used for protecting data by cryptographic means. The SNL DES ASIC, over 10 times faster than other currently available DES chips, is a high-speed, filly pipelined implementation offering encryption, decryption, unique key input, or algorithm bypassing on each clock cycle. Operating beyond 105 MHz on 64 bit words, this device is capable of data throughputs greater than 6.7 Billion bits per second (tester limited). Simulations predict proper operation up to 9.28 Billion bits per second. In low frequency, low data rate applications, the ASIC consumes less that one milliwatt of power. The device has features for passing control signals synchronized to throughput data. Three SNL DES ASICS may be easily cascaded to provide the much greater security of triple-key, triple-DES.

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  • Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems; Worcester, MA; 08/12-13/1999

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  • Other: DE00007211
  • Report No.: SAND99-1081C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7211
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Gass, Karl; Pierson, Lyndon G.; Robertson, Perry J.; Wilcox, D. Craig & Witzke, Edward L. A DES ASIC Suitable for Network Encryption at 10 Gbps and Beyond, article, April 30, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707008/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.