Field-programmable true random number generator

Julian Murphy

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True random number generation is crucial in hardware security applications. Proposed is a voltage-controlled true random number generator that is inherently field-programmable. This facilitates increased entropy as a randomness source because there is more than one configuration state which lends itself to more compact and low-power architectures. It is evaluated through electrical characterisation and statistically through industry-standard randomness tests. To the best of the author's knowledge, it is one of the most efficient designs to date with respect to hardware design metrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-566
Number of pages2
JournalIET Electronic Letters
Volume48 (10)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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