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Tiny package meets random number generation needs

Posted: 10 Oct 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fdk  packaging  ic package  random physical number generation  japan 

Japan-based FDK Corp. announced it would in November introduce a IC package for random physical number generation that occupies 69 percent of the mounting area of the standard RPG100 package.

Designated the RPG100B, the package complies with the strictest security requirement for cryptographic modules called FIPS (U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard). The package contains amplifier circuitry to generate true random pulses fed to random number generation circuitry.

With the increasing use of PCs, cellular phones, and other electronics equipment, requirements are growing to prevent personal information leakages and 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 package, measuring 5 x 5 x 0.8 mm, maintains the same performance of a quad flat L-Leaded Package (LQFP), according to the company. Because the package's mounting pins are invisible, it is impossible to monitor the in and out signals.

Moreover, the package can be installed in any electronic equipment as it withstands on external noise interferences and on any weather conditions, said FDK.

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