Fixed Point ECC with wolfSSL Embedded SSL/TLS

On applications using ECC with wolfSSL where total memory footprint is a secondary factor to performance, consider enabling fixed point ECC with wolfSSL. This configure option generates a large lookup table for use with ECC that can increase performance time by as much as 5 times. This comes at the cost of runtime memory, but can be well worth it, especially when doing many ECC key operations.

To enable this option with wolfSSL, at compile time append “–enable-fpecc” to your list of ./configure options.

To read more about the math behind fixed point ECC, please see this article: which discusses the potential size advantages and disadvantages of fixed point ECC.