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RSA key generation using the MAXQ1103 microcontroller

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MAXQ1103? RSA key generation? microcontroller? cryptographic?

Maxim's RSA key generation library provides interfaces to generate RSA key pairs using the MAXQ1103 microcontroller. The MAXQ1103 microcontroller is designed for financial terminal applications and has a number of security features including RSA.

The RSA library uses the modulo arithmetic accelerator (MAA) which provides cryptographic operations up to 2048 bits. The MAA allows the user to compute a set of operations that are important for many cryptographic operations. The article also explains why the MAXQ1103 Evaluation Kit and the CrossWorks development environment provide a platform to develop secure applications.

This application note demonstrates the generation of RSA key-pair sets using the MAXQ1103 secure RISC microcontroller. The article also demonstrates how to encrypt and decrypt the plain text messages using RSA key-pair sets. To demonstrate the timing of the RSA computation, the article shows data from the DS5250 high-speed, secure microcontroller which illustrates the performance improvement achieved with the MAXQ1103.

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