Using the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) with the DeepCover Secure Microcontroller's (MAXQ1103) Modular Arithmetic Accelerator (MAA)

Abstract: This application note describes the use and implementation of elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) on the DeepCover® Secure Microcontroller's (MAXQ1103) modular arithmetic accelerator (MAA) module. Performance figures are given for a standard 160-bit curve specified in Standards for Efficient Cryptography published by Certicom®.