Defense Date

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Engineering

First Advisor

Robert Klenke

Abstract

Random number generator is a key component for strengthening and securing the confidentiality of electronic communications. Random number generators can be divided as either pseudo random number generators or true random number generators. A pseudo random number generator produces a stream of numbers that appears to be random but actually follow predefined sequence. A true random number generator produces a stream of unpredictable numbers that have no defined pattern. There has been growing interest to design true random number generator in past few years. Several Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) based approaches have been used to generate random data that requires analog circuit. RNGs having analog circuits demand for more power and area. These factors weaken hardware analog circuit-based RNG systems relative to hardware completely digital-based RNGs systems. This thesis is focused on the design of completely digital true random number generator ASIC.

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

December 2013

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Engineering Commons

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