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SafeXcel-IP-76: True Random Number Generators
AuthenTec’s True Random Number Generators (TRNG) are typically deployed in semiconductors for secure data communications, secure electronic transactions, and secure data storage.
The TRNGs are designed for compliance with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 140-2 and 140-3, facilitating system certification to this standard. An American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X9.17 Annex C / ANSI X9.31 Annex A post processor or NIST SP80-900 Deterministic Random Bit Generator is available to meet the FIPS PUB 140-2 and 140-3 requirements.
The TRNG cores can be used for: Key Generation, Initialization Vectors, Generation of Cookies and Nonces or other, non-cryptographic purposes such as: Statistical Sampling, Re-try timers in communications protocols, Noise generation.
The SafeXcel-IP-76 cores are new state-of-the-art design for very fast true random number generation, targeting 65, 45, 40, 28nm and smaller CMOS technologies. It provides semiconductor designers with a silicon-proven solution that has been deployed in AuthenTec’s leading VPN accelerator chips, as well as in several chips manufactured by AuthenTec semiconductor customers. The SafeXcel-IP-76 implements state of the art reliable Shot Noise oscillator implementation allowing operation across very wide PVT ranges as encountered in modern small-feature size technologies. It offers a configurable number of oscillators to allow a tradeoff between hardware complexity, instantaneous power consumption and entropy generation rate. The default number of 24 generally allows a startup time well below 5 milliseconds. For less demanding applications, standard versions with 8 oscillators are available.
The SafeXcel-IP-76 core family has four members:
Security Aware design: