Provided by: Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg
Date Added: Feb 2008
In this paper, the authors present hardware SoPC platform for testing performance of various TRNGs embedded in Actel FPGAs. The SoPC was implemented in the recent Actel Fusion ARM enabled FPGA device. It consists of four main blocks - CoreMP7 (Actel's soft-core industry standard ARM7 processor) for managing the SoPC, SRAM and Flash memories embedded inside the FPGA for storage and execution of CoreMP7 embedded software, custom TRNG design and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface based on a cypress USB microcontroller for fast download of generated data to the computer.