The true random generator core implements true random number generation. The core passes the American NIST Special Publication 800-22 and Diehard Random Tests Suites. It is compliant with FIPS 140-2 Annex C.
Basic core is very small (8,000 gates) and contains the random seed source and a PRNG1 cryptographically secure pseudo-random generator core.
The design is fully synchronous, with the exception of the seed part, and available in both source and netlist form.
The core is supplied as portable Verilog (VHDL version available) thus allowing customers to carry out an internal code review to ensure its security.
- Satisfies Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 Annex C (“approved” random number generator) from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Passes the requirements of the NIST SP 800-22.
- High security (128 bit entropy; 256 version available)
- Initial seed provided from internal entropy source
- Automatic re-seeding
- High data rate
- Completely self-contained: does not require external memory
- Available as fully functional and synthesizable Verilog.
- Deliverables include synthesis scripts
- Secure wireless communications, including IEEE 802.16 WiMAX, 802.11 Wi-Fi WLAN, 802.15.3, 802.15.4 (ZigBee), MBOA, 802.16e
- Electronic financial transactions, smart cards
- Content protection, digital rights management (DRM), set-top boxes
- Secure video surveillance systems
- Military communication systems
- Encrypted data storage
- Secure RFID
Block Diagram of the True Random and Pseudorandom Number Generator