Reconfigurable circuits alternatively acting as Random Number Generators (RNGs) or Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) represent a promising approach to true random bit generation since they can provide high quality random values almost for free whenever a system already embeds an ADC. In their usage, one needs to consider that entering the RNG-mode requires some minor interruption of operation, since the internal chaos-based random source gets initialised at the last ADC input. Hence, the first generated values maintain some dependence on a potentially known value and a few dead beats are needed by the chaotic system to reach a regime where this correlation vanishes. This delay has so far been quantified only empirically. Here, a formal bound is provided, with relation to the required performance level and the system noise floor. © 2007 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design 2007, ECCTD 2007|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Societyhelp@computer.org|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2007|