SHA-256 Secure Hash Function
The Alma Technologies
The core is composed of two main units, the SHA256 Engine and the Padding Unit
as shown in the block diagram. The SHA256 Engine applies the
SHA256 loops on a single 512-bit message block, while the Padding Unit splits the input message into
512-bit blocks and performs the message padding on the last block of the message.
The processing of one 512-bit block is performed in 66 clock cycles and the bit-rate achieved is 7.75Mbps / MHz on the input of the SHA256 core.
The SHA256 core is equipped with easy to use fully stallable interfaces both for input and output. These are designed to permit the user's application to stop the data stream from the core when it is not able to receive data or to stop the input stream towards the core according to data arrival rate.
High speed networking equipment.
Secure wireless applications.
Compliant to FIPS 180-2 specification of SHA-256.
Bit padding internally implemented.
Supports 2^64-1 bits maximum message length.
Supports input message length multiple of 8-bit.
Initial value of the chaining variables selected before synthesis.
66 processing cycles per 512-bit message block.
User Programmable Initial Vector.
Fully stallable input and output interfaces, ideal for streaming applications.
Designed for Easy Integration
Optimum design for ASIC or FPGA implementations.
Comprehensive documentation and a complete verification environment, including a bit-accurate model.