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Author Thull, D. ♦ Sannino, R.
Sponsorship European Design and Autom. Assoc. ♦ EDA Consortium ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. TTTC, IEEE Comput. Soc. DATC, ECSI, ACM SIGDA, RAS
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Hardware ♦ Cryptography ♦ Software algorithms ♦ Content management ♦ Protection ♦ Data analysis ♦ Performance analysis ♦ Algorithm design and analysis ♦ Software performance ♦ Acceleration ♦ Cryptography ♦ DRM ♦ Security ♦ Mobile Terminal
Abstract As digital content services gain importance in the mobile world, digital rights management (DRM) applications will become a key component of mobile terminals. The paper examines the effect dedicated hardware macros for specific cryptographic functions have on the performance of a mobile terminal that supports version 2 of the open standard for DRM defined by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). Following a general description of the standard, the paper contains a detailed analysis of the cryptographic operations that have to be carried out before protected content can be accessed. The combination of this analysis with data on execution times for specific algorithms realized in hardware and software has made it possible to build a model which has allowed us to assert that hardware acceleration for specific cryptographic algorithms can significantly reduce the impact DRM has on a mobile terminal's processing performance and battery life.
Description Author affiliation: Adv. Syst. Technol., STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy (Thull, D.; Sannino, R.)
ISBN 0769522882
ISSN 15301591
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-03-07
Publisher Place Germany
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 136.09 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 46
Ending Page 51


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library