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An LSI Random Number Generator (RNG)

  • R. C. Fairfield
  • R. L. Mortenson
  • K. B. Coulthart
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 196)

Abstract

This paper describes a CMOS digital LSI device which generates a random bit stream based on the frequency instability of a free running oscillator. The output of the device is a truly random binary number; not pseudo random.

References

  1. [1]
    The RAND Corporation, “A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates”, The Free Press, New York.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Motorola Data Book, “Phase-Locked Loop Systems”, Motorola Semiconductor Products Inc., second edition, August, 1973.Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    Asad A. Abidi and Robert G. Meyer, “Noise in Relaxation Oscillators”, IEEE Journal of Solid-state Circuits, Vol. SC-18, No 6, December 1983.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Fairfield
    • 1
  • R. L. Mortenson
    • 1
  • K. B. Coulthart
    • 1
  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesMorristownUSA

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