VH: A Lightweight Block Cipher Based on Dual Pseudo-random Transformation

  • Xuejun Dai
  • Yuhua Huang
  • Lu Chen
  • Tingting Lu
  • Fei Su
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9483)


In this paper, we propose a new lightweight block cipher based on dual pseudo-random transformation called VH. Similar to many other lightweight block ciphers, the block size of VH is 64-bit and the key size is 80-bit. Our security evaluation shows that VH can achieve enough security margin against known attacks, such as differential cryptanalysis, linear cryptanalysis, and impossible differential cryptanalysis etc. Furthermore, VH can be implemented efficiently not only in hardware environments but also in software platforms such as 8-bit microcontroller. Our hardware implementation of VH requires about 3182 GE on 0.18 μm technology with a throughput of 200 Kbps at 100 kHz. The software implementation of VH on 8-bit microcontroller requires about 44.47 Mb/s to encrypt a plaintext block. The implementation efficiency of both software and hardware based on VH algorithm is higher than CLEFIA algorithm, which is the international standard also oriented to 8-bit platform.


Block cipher Lightweight Hardware efficiency Cryptanalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuejun Dai
    • 1
  • Yuhua Huang
    • 1
  • Lu Chen
    • 1
  • Tingting Lu
    • 2
  • Fei Su
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.College of Civil AviationNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  3. 3.Suzhou Chinsdom Co. Ltd.SuzhouChina

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