ntAES8 core implements NIST FIPS-197 Advanced Encryption Standard. ntAES8 core can be programmed to encrypt or decrypt 128-bit blocks of data using a 128-bit, 192-bit or 256-bit key. The ntAES8 has been carefully designed to require minimum logic resources rendering it an ideal solution for ultra-low power applications. This has been achieved by using an 8-bit data path size which means that 16 clock cycles are required to load/unload the 128-bit plaintext/ciphertext block. Noesis is proud to offer an optimum AES IP core solution exhibiting the best performance-silicon area ratio available in the industry due to our unique architectural implementation of the Galois Field Multiplier (the structural datapath element of all AES cryptographic engines) as well as our efficient algorithm mapping techniques.