Balancing BlockRAM and distributed RAM
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Proceedings SSoCC 2005
Xilinx FPGAs offer both Block SelectRAM and distributed RAM for embedded memory. To investigate the impact of utilizing such opportunities, some variations on the hardware implementation of a SNOW 2.0 stream cipher IP core have been designed. We find the ratio of throughput and effective slice usage to be close to 3.5. This allows a flexible trade-off between speed and area consumption, with a throughput between 7200 and 8000 Mbps and a slice usage between 900 and 2400 for Xilinx Virtex II and 4.
- Technology and Engineering
Swedish System-on-Chip Conference (SSoCC)