A New BCC Package of True (Physical) Random Number Generator


Sep. 30, 2005
FDK CORPORATION

RPG100B
A New BCC Package of True (Physical) Random Number Generator "RPG100B"

FDK Corporation will release a new IC package of true (physical) random number generator "RPG100B" from forthcoming November. Its physical size is reduced to 69% in mounting area of the RPG100 package, which complies with the most strict security requirement for cryptographic modules called FIPS (U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard).

With the rapid increasing of using PCs, cellular phones and so on for electronic commerce, it has been required to prevent personal information leakages and to protect such privacy information through network security. In such circumstances, it has been required to encipher the information by using high quality true random numbers as secret keys.

The RPG100B has an amplifier circuitry, which amplifies the thermal noise in a semiconductor. This amplified noise is used to generate true random pulses that are fed to random number generation circuitry.

The new Bumped Chip Carrier (BCC) Package is only 5 x 5 x 0.8mm in size. In comparison with the package of RPG100 (32 pins Low Profile Quad Flat L-Leaded Package (LQFP)), it has been succeeded of reducing the mounting area of RPG100B to 69% while keeping the same performances. In addition, it is impossible to monitor the in and out signals because the mounting pins are invisible. Furthermore, it can be installed in every type of electronic equipment as it withstands on external noise interferences and on any whether conditions. Therefore, it is possible to build a sophisticated security system for authentication, password generation, electronic lock and so on in high-speed online.

FDK will exhibit the new true random number generation IC package RPG100B, RPG100 and the RANDOM STREAMER (USB Module) in forth coming CEATEC JAPAN 2005 that will be held at Makuhari Messe from October 4 to 8.

[Characteristics]
Product name True Random Number Generation IC "RPG100B"
Random number source Thermal noise generated in a semiconductor
Generation speed 250k bit/sec
Random number output 16bits parallel / 1bit serial
Quality of random number Corresponding to FIPS140-2 Standard
Package BCC 32 pins, lead-free
Temperature - 40 to 85℃
Dimensions 5.0mm x 5.0mm x 0.8mm
Rated voltage 3.3V

The inquiries should be directed to: E-mail: rpg@fdk.co.jp

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