[HARDWARE] Re:

Robert Norton rjn at execpc.com
Tue Sep 28 22:49:40 EDT 1999


Jeff Wilhelm wrote:

> Doesn't RC5 require a 32-bit processor anyway?

It sure doesn't hurt.  Actually, a 64-bit processor would be much better.  But you
can do any length math you want on any chip you want, by building enough words
together and processing word at a time.  That is what we do with decimal
arithmetic, it is basically a 3.2 bit word.

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