An Embedded Sensor Node Microcontroller with Crypto-Processors
AbstractWireless sensor network applications range from industrial automation and control, agricultural and environmental protection, to surveillance and medicine. In most applications, data are highly sensitive and must be protected from any type of attack and abuse. Security challenges in wireless sensor networks are mainly defined by the power and computing resources of sensor devices, memory size, quality of radio channels and susceptibility to physical capture. In this article, an embedded sensor node microcontroller designed to support sensor network applications with severe security demands is presented. It features a low power 16-bitprocessor core supported by a number of hardware accelerators designed to perform complex operations required by advanced crypto algorithms. The microcontroller integrates an embedded Flash and an 8-channel 12-bit analog-to-digital converter making it a good solution for low-power sensor nodes. The article discusses the most important security topics in wireless sensor networks and presents the architecture of the proposed hardware solution. Furthermore, it gives details on the chip implementation, verification and hardware evaluation. Finally, the chip power dissipation and performance figures are estimated and analyzed. View Full-Text
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Panić, G.; Stecklina, O.; Stamenković, Z. An Embedded Sensor Node Microcontroller with Crypto-Processors. Sensors 2016, 16, 607.
Panić G, Stecklina O, Stamenković Z. An Embedded Sensor Node Microcontroller with Crypto-Processors. Sensors. 2016; 16(5):607.Chicago/Turabian Style
Panić, Goran; Stecklina, Oliver; Stamenković, Zoran. 2016. "An Embedded Sensor Node Microcontroller with Crypto-Processors." Sensors 16, no. 5: 607.
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