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A Survey on Lightweight Block Ciphers

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 96 - Number 17
Year of Publication: 2014
Prabhat Kumar Kushwaha
M. P. Singh
Prabhat Kumar

Prabhat Kumar Kushwaha, M P Singh and Prabhat Kumar. Article: A Survey on Lightweight Block Ciphers. International Journal of Computer Applications 96(17):1-7, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Prabhat Kumar Kushwaha and M. P. Singh and Prabhat Kumar},
	title = {Article: A Survey on Lightweight Block Ciphers},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {96},
	number = {17},
	pages = {1-7},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Ubiquitous and pervasive computing are new era of computing and it needs lightweight cryptographic algorithms for security. Lightweight cryptography is used for resource constrained devices (which have limited memory, limited power and less processing capability) such as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, contactless smart cards, wireless sensor network, health care devices and internet of things (IoT). The design of lightweight block cipher has been active research topic over the years. The comparative evaluations of these block ciphers (which actually reach low cost goal) on any platform is hard. In this paper comparative evaluation of selected symmetric key lightweight block ciphers such as PRINT, PRESENT, EPCBC, DESL, TWINE, Puffin, KLEIN, KATAN, LED, LBLOCK and RECTANGLE is presented.


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