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Presentation 2009-01-29 10:30
FPGA Implementation of Metastability-based True Random Number Generator
Hisashi Hata, Shuichi Ichikawa (TUT) VLD2008-95 CPSY2008-57 RECONF2008-59
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(in English) Metastability of RS latch is utilizable as an entropy source for true random number generators (TRNG). This kind of TRNG is comprised of logic gates, which can be integrated into a logic LSI. Though latch-based TRNG has been mostly implemented with full-custom LSI technology, this study presents an implementation with common FPGA technology. The RS latch in our TRNG is implemented as a hard-macro to guarantee the quality of randomness, minimizing the clock skew and load imbalance of internal nodes. The quality and throughput are further improved by XOR'ing the output of 32--128 latches. The derived design was implemented with Xilinx Virtex4 FPGA (XC4VFX20), and passed NIST test without post-processing. A TRNG of 128 latches occupies 290 slices, while achieving 8.33 Mbps throughput.
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(in English) random number generator / synchronous digital circuit / FPGA / metastability / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 414, RECONF2008-59, pp. 25-30, Jan. 2009.
Paper # RECONF2008-59 
Date of Issue 2009-01-22 (VLD, CPSY, RECONF) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2009-01-29 - 2009-01-30 
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Conference Code 2009-01-VLD-CPSY-RECONF-SLDM 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) FPGA Implementation of Metastability-based True Random Number Generator 
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Keyword(1) random number generator  
Keyword(2) synchronous digital circuit  
Keyword(3) FPGA  
Keyword(4) metastability  
1st Author's Name Hisashi Hata  
1st Author's Affiliation Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT)
2nd Author's Name Shuichi Ichikawa  
2nd Author's Affiliation Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT)
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Date Time 2009-01-29 10:30:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for RECONF 
Paper # IEICE-VLD2008-95,IEICE-CPSY2008-57,IEICE-RECONF2008-59 
Volume (vol) IEICE-108 
Number (no) no.412(VLD), no.413(CPSY), no.414(RECONF) 
Page pp.25-30 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-VLD-2009-01-22,IEICE-CPSY-2009-01-22,IEICE-RECONF-2009-01-22 

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