DES in hardware

Logic (logic@ksu.edu)
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 17:44:22 -0500 (CDT)


Several people have expressed interest in the speed and cost of DES
implementations in FPGAs and specialized hardware. This URL may have been
posted before, but it's a good one. It describes various costs and speeds
of options, as well as cost per key recovered. It is very thorough and
well-written.

If you're never seen these figures, they're a bit alarming (or
exhilirating, depending on your goals ;)) Check it out if you
have the time and interest.

http://www.bsa.org/policy/encryption/cryptographers.html