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Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

February 13, 2018

Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold.

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MIT researchers have built a new chip, hardwired to perform public-key encryption, that consumes only 1/400 as much power as software execution of the same protocols would. It also uses about 1/10 as much memory and executes 500 times faster.

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