Patent Number: 6,253,223

Title: Robust random number generator

Abstract: Methods and an apparatus for generating random numbers are disclosed. In a first embodiment, a method for generating random numbers involves producing a second random number. A pseudorandom number is produced from a digital random number generator and a first random number is produced from an analog random number generator. The first random number is combined with the pseudorandom number to produce a second random number that is a result of both generators' outputs

Inventors: Sprunk; Eric J. (Carlsbad, CA)

Assignee: General Instrument Corporation

International Classification: G06J 1/00 (20060101); G06F 7/58 (20060101); G06F 001/02 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018