An Offset-Compensated Oscillator-Based Random Bit Source for Security Applications

  title={An Offset-Compensated Oscillator-Based Random Bit Source for Security Applications},
  author={Holger Bock and Marco Bucci and Raimondo Luzzi},
In this paper, a new, patent pending, architecture for a jitterbased random bit source which is cost-effective and suitable for applications in cryptography, is presented. The source is designed to be robust against parameter variations and attacks aimed to force its output. It also features an auto-test which allows to detect faults and to estimate the source entropy. The proposed design is an enhancement of the oscillator-based architecture where a compensation loop is added to maximize the… CONTINUE READING
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