Rosin, DP; Rontani, D; Gauthier, DJ, *Ultrafast physical generation of random numbers using hybrid Boolean networks.*,
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 87 no. 4
(April, 2013),
pp. 040902 [23679363], [doi] .
**Abstract:**

*We describe a high-speed physical random number generator based on a hybrid Boolean network with autonomous and clocked logic gates, realized on a reconfigurable chip. The autonomous logic gates are arranged in a bidirectional ring topology and generate broadband chaos. The clocked logic gates receive input from the autonomous logic gates so that random numbers are generated physically that pass standard randomness tests without further postprocessing. The large number of logic gates on reconfigurable chips allows for parallel generation of random numbers, as demonstrated by our implementation of 128 physical random number generators that achieve a real-time bit rate of 12.8Gbits/s.*