A lightweight implementation of the Tav-128 hash function Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2017

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 9


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1349-2543

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1349-9467


  • In this article we discuss the hardware implementation of a lightweight hash function, named Tav-128 [1], which was purposely designed for constrained devices such as low-cost RFID tags. In the original paper, the authors only provide an estimation of the hardware complexity. Motivated for this, we describe both an ASIC and an FPGA-based implementation of the aforementioned cryptographic primitive, and examine the performance of three architectures optimizing different criteria: area, throughput, and a trade-off between both of them.


  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Telecommunications


  • hardware implementation; hash function; asic; fpga