Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2015/849
Regulating the Pace of von Neumann Correctors
Houda Ferradi, Rémi Géraud, Diana Maimuţ, David Naccache, and Amaury de Wargny
Abstract: In a celebrated paper published in 1951, von Neumann presented
a simple procedure allowing to correct the bias of random sources.
This device outputs bits at irregular intervals. However, cryptographic hardware is usually synchronous.
This paper proposes a new building block called Pace Regulator, inserted between the randomness consumer and the von Neumann regulator to streamline the pace of random bits.
Category / Keywords: implementation / random number generators
Date: received 1 Sep 2015
Contact author: david naccache at ens fr
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