AES : Advanced Encryption Standard

Objective : Implementation of AES from Specs to Physical design
in 180nm technology

EDA Tools : Cadence RC, NCSIM, Encounter

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001. We implemented AES-128 encryption algorithm which encrypts the 128 bit data (plain text) using 128 bit cipher key to produce 128 bit encrypted output (cipher text). The design approach used for the implementation of the project is as follows: Writing RTL (Verilog) description for the algorithm, Verification of RTL by simulation, Synthesizing to target library, Floor planning, Placing and routing the design and Verification


Frequency : 1GHz

Gate Count : 22K

Power : 55mW