[rc5] RC5 Chips?

Joseph Fisk joe at rm405n-a.roberts.fit.edu
Sat Nov 1 02:59:24 EST 1997


On 31 Oct 1997, Douglas Bitting wrote:

> OK, someone must have already thought of this, 'cuz I'm not terribly
> original...
> 
> How hard would it be to fab a general RC5 chip which could chew through ~1
> key/clock? (imagine a chip that chews through 500Mkeys/sec).

It wouldn't be too terribly hard, I believe, but in order to make it fast
you would have to spend some $$ on materials.

> Obviously, this gets slightly beyond the "free, idle CPU cycles", but still
> would fall under the "distributed" effort.  This particular techno-geek
> finds the idea compelling... :-)

I do too.  I'm going to talk to one of the circuit design professors here
who has worked for Harris for many years.  I'll post if anything exciting
happens.

Joseph

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