random number generator

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Noun1.random number generator - a routine designed to yield a random number
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
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In 2017, the company developed the world's smallest Quantum Random Number Generator -- a device that constantly generates random numbers that create strong keys that are not biased and cannot be predicted.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of random number generators that form the basis of most encryption systems.
Crypta Labs is a UK-based mobile security startup, developing a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG); this is a True Random Number, using the quantum property of light.
Tan, "Analysis and enhancement of random number Generator in FPGA based on oscillator ring", Int.
As a result, it seems that the treatment groups, not the investigators, were using the random number generator.
There are two major methods of random number generation, each with their own strengths and applications: Pseudo-Random Number Generators (PRNGs) and True Random Number Generators (TRNGs).
Whitewood's quantum random number generator device for encryption is planned to hit the market in Q2 2015.
The system, called Dual Elliptic Curve, was a random number generator, but it had a deliberate flaw - or "back door" - that allowed the NSA to crack the encryption.
And the chip gets what IBM calls a "true" random number generator.
In addition to the universal control of different production Levels, PMP Track & Trace also offers individual reports and audit functions as well as an integrated random number generator for unique product ID codes.
It includes a secure RISC CPU, hardware random number generator and the company's Ad-X hardware crypto accelerator, which supports the use of various FIPS-recommended elliptic curves up to 303 bits.