AES High-Level SystemC Modeling using Aspect Oriented Programming Approach

  • H. Mestiri Deparment of Computer Engineering, College of Computer Engineering and Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia | Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology of Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia | Electronics and Micro-Electronics Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
  • I. Barraj METS Research Group, Electrical Engineering Department, National Engineers School of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia | Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedia of Gabes, University of Gabes, Tunisia
  • M. Machhout Electronics and Micro-Electronics Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences of Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 6719-6723 | February 2021 |


The increasing complexity of the cryptographic modeling and security simulation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) necessitate fast modeling and simulation security environment. The SystemC language is used in Electronic System Level (ESL) that allows cryptographic models to achieve high security and modeling simulation speed. Yet, the use of SystemC in the security simulation requires modifications of the original code which increases the modeling complexity. The Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) can be used in the cryptographic modeling and security simulations without any code modification. In this paper, a new AES SystemC model using the AOP technique is presented. A functional verification environment is proposed to test the functionality of the AES SystemC AOP model, the impact of AOP on simulation time, and the size of the executable files. The design of the AES model is developed with the weaving of all modules by AspectC++ which is an AOP language. The Simulation results show the efficiency of the proposed AES model and the uses of the AOP technique do not have a significant impact on simulation time or on the size of the executable file.

Keywords: security, cryptographic, AES, SystemC, AOP, high-level


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