Crypto Benchmark on K64 MCU
ARM Cortex-M4 @ 120 MHz

This benchmark conducted on Kinetis K64_120 MCU will help you in qualifying performance of CycloneCRYPTO (Crypto Library), CycloneSSL (SSL/TLS Library) and CycloneSSH (SSH Library) running on NXP K64 MCU. Note: NXP K64 includes Symmetric Crypto hardware acceleration. In the following comparison charts, both hardware and software performance are presented in the relevant sections.

Cipher Algorithms

NXP K64 @ 120 MHz

Benchmark generated with CycloneCRYPTO 2.1.0
Compiled using ARM CC with optimization level 3

AlgorithmCBC Encrypt (Software)CBC Decrypt (Software)CCM Encrypt (Software)CCM Decrypt (Software)GCM Encrypt (Software)GCM Decrypt (Software)
3DES0.154 MB/s0.152 MB/s----
AES-1280.813 MB/s0.785 MB/s0.43 MB/s0.43 MB/s0.569 MB/s0.569 MB/s
AES-1920.698 MB/s0.679 MB/s0.364 MB/s0.363 MB/s0.508 MB/s0.507 MB/s
AES-2560.611 MB/s0.595 MB/s0.317 MB/s0.316 MB/s0.463 MB/s0.462 MB/s

AlgorithmCBC Encrypt (Hardware)CBC Decrypt (Hardware)CCM Encrypt (Hardware)CCM Decrypt (Hardware)GCM Encrypt (Hardware)GCM Decrypt (Hardware)
3DES1.248 MB/s1.183 MB/s----
AES-1282.305 MB/s2.18 MB/s1.321 MB/s1.348 MB/s0.975 MB/s0.978 MB/s
AES-1922.194 MB/s2.08 MB/s1.246 MB/s1.271 MB/s0.954 MB/s0.957 MB/s
AES-2562.105 MB/s2.001 MB/s1.188 MB/s1.21 MB/s0.937 MB/s0.94 MB/s

Hash Algorithms

NXP K64 @ 120 MHz

Benchmark generated with CycloneCRYPTO 2.1.0
Compiled using ARM CC with optimization level 3

AlgorithmSpeed (Software)Speed (Hardware)
MD56.042 MB/s8.097 MB/s
SHA-11.685 MB/s4.122 MB/s
SHA-2241.585 MB/s2.681 MB/s
SHA-2561.585 MB/s2.683 MB/s
SHA-3840.725 MB/s-
SHA-5120.725 MB/s-
SHA3-2240.525 MB/s-
SHA3-2560.496 MB/s-
SHA3-3840.381 MB/s-
SHA3-5120.264 MB/s-

Signature Algorithms

NXP K64 @ 120 MHz

Benchmark generated with CycloneCRYPTO 2.1.0
Compiled using ARM CC with optimization level 3

SignatureSignature Generation (Software)Signature Verification (Software)
RSA (1024 bits)147.4 ms26.2 ms
RSA (2048 bits)746.8 ms94.4 ms
DSA (1024 bits)85.1 ms175.5 ms
DSA (2048 bits)375.8 ms791.4 ms

EC Signature Algorithms

NXP K64 @ 120 MHz

Benchmark generated with CycloneCRYPTO 2.1.0
Compiled using ARM CC with optimization level 3

SignatureSignature Generation (Software)Signature Verification (Software)
ECDSA (P-256)326.4 ms409.8 ms
ECDSA (P-384)588.1 ms727.3 ms
ECDSA (P-521)616.9 ms732.8 ms
EdDSA (Ed25519)70.8 ms139.5 ms
EdDSA (Ed448)299.1 ms593.5 ms

Key Exchange Algorithms

NXP K64 @ 120 MHz

Benchmark generated with CycloneCRYPTO 2.1.0
Compiled using ARM CC with optimization level 3

AlgorithmPublic Key Generation (Software)Shared Secret Computation (Software)
Diffie-Hellman (1024 bits)295.8 ms294.2 ms
Diffie-Hellman (2048 bits)1970.8 ms1964.2 ms

EC Key Exchange Algorithms

NXP K64 @ 120 MHz

Benchmark generated with CycloneCRYPTO 2.1.0
Compiled using ARM CC with optimization level 3

AlgorithmPublic Key Generation (Software)Shared Secret Computation (Software)
ECDH (P-256)315 ms314 ms
ECDH (P-384)555.1 ms562.7 ms
ECDH (P-521)602.1 ms600.2 ms
ECDH (X25519)39.3 ms39.3 ms
ECDH (X448)152.7 ms152.7 ms