The Release of High-performance General Purpose Physics Random Number Generator "RPG100"

June. 2, 2003

Random Number Generator "RPG100"

FDK has released the physical random number generator "RPG100" for data encryption in advanced security system. Moreover, licensing of technology of the product has started by licensing agreement.

In order to block leaks of personal information in networked devices such as personal computer and cellular-phone etc., advanced cryptographic technology is required to ensure security as the increase in information exchange on the network. Random number is used for multiple-stage encryption in information encryption, and spontaneous random number is required.

Among the small packaged IC generates, this product has two random number generating circuit parts and two amplifier parts which make use of the thermal noise produced inside the semiconductor to generate genuine random number. It generates high-quality random number in high speed, which meets the federal information processing standard publication (FIPS PUB 140-2). Moreover, since it is strong against external noise and external temperature, is can install to all kinds of apparatus without being influenced by the use condition. Therefore, the code pattern like the conventional pseudorandom numbers is unlikely to be decoded, and as a result it is possible to build advanced security system such as authentication on the high-speed network, password generation, electronic lock and electronic key of cars.

Sample and technical offerings of the product will start in June this year. The planned sales of the first year is 500 million yen including the income from technical offerings, and application will be advanced to amusement apparatus, IC tag, etc., in the future.

Product name Physical random number generator "RPG100"
Random number source Thermal noise produced inside the semiconductor
Generation speed ~ 250,000bit/sec
Random umber output 16 bit parallel/1 bit serial
Quality of random number Correspond to FIPS140-2 Standards
Package LQFP32pin lead-free
Temperatures -40 to 85℃
Size 9.0mm x 9.0mm x 1.5mm
Voltage rating 3.3V
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