PMC SHA3-384

Versal Adaptive SoC Technical Reference Manual (AM011)

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The SoCs support the secure hash algorithm SHA3-384 standardized by NIST (FIPS-202).

The SHA3-384 hardware accelerator implements the SHA-3 algorithm. The SHA accelerator can be used alone or together with the RSA accelerator to provide image authentication. It is also used to perform an integrity check of the RCU ROM prior to execution. The SHA accelerator generates a 384-bit digest value. If a design requires a 256-bit digest, the least significant 256 bits of the digest should be used (see Recommendation for Applications Using Approved Hash Algorithms NIST Special Publication 800-107).

The hash function is calculated on memory blocks that are 832-bits long (104 bytes). Only whole blocks can be processed through the SHA. All messages processed by the SHA-3 accelerator must be appropriately padded. See SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions, NIST FIPS PUB 202 for padding requirements. SHA3-384 padding should be M || 01 || 10 * 1.

For additional details, see the Versal Adaptive SoC Security Manual (UG1508). This manual requires an active NDA to download from the Design Security Lounge.