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2.1.4. Cryptography Extension

The optional Cortex-A53 MPCore Cryptography Extension supports the ARMv8 Cryptography Extensions. The Cryptography Extension adds new A64, A32, and T32 instructions to Advanced SIMD that accelerate:

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption and decryption.

  • The Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) functions SHA-1, SHA-224, and SHA-256.

  • Finite field arithmetic used in algorithms such as Galois/Counter Mode and Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

See the ARM® Cortex®-A53 MPCore Processor Cryptography Extension Technical Reference Manual for more information.

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