Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2008/403

SPICE Simulation of a "Provably Secure" True Random Number Generator

Markus Dichtl and Bernd Meyer and Hermann Seuschek

Abstract: In their paper "A Provably Secure True Random Number Generator with Built-in Tolerance to Active Attacks", B. Sunar, W. Martin, and D. Stinson propose a design for a true random number generator. Using SPICE simulation we study the behaviour of their random number generator and show that practical implementations result in a too high frequency signal to be processed with current CMOS technology.

Category / Keywords: implementation / true random number generator, SPICE simulation

Date: received 22 Sep 2008

Contact author: Markus Dichtl at siemens com

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