Comparison of hardware random number generators

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In computing, a hardware random number generator is an apparatus that generates random numbers from a physical process. Such devices are often based on microscopic phenomena that generate a low-level, statistically random "noise" signal, such as thermal noise, the photoelectric effect or other quantum phenomena.

Manufacturer Model Intro Date Interface OS Price Throughput
Araneus Alea I 2003[1] USB Windows/Linux/BSD[2] 159€[3] 100 kbit/s[2]
Simtec Electronics Entropy Key 2009 USB Windows/Linux/BSD[4] £36[5] 32 kbit/s[6]
TectroLabs TL100 2013 USB Windows/Linux/Mac $299[7] 1.4 Mbit/s[8]
Quant-Lab QRBG121 2005 USB Windows/Linux 2700€ 12 Mbit/s[9]
ID Quantique SA Quantis-USB 2006 USB Windows/Linux 990€ 4 Mbit/s[10]
ID Quantique SA Quantis-PCI-4 2006 PCI Windows/Linux 2,230€ 16 Mbit/s[10]
Comscire PQ4000KU 2013 USB Linux/Windows/Mac $895 4 Mbit/s[11]
Comscire PQ32MU 2013 USB Linux/Windows/Mac $1,495 32 Mbit/s[12]
LETech GRANG (various devices) 2008–2012 PCI/USB3/SATA Linux/Windows N/A 400 Mbit/s[13]
TRNG98 TRNG9803 2009 SERIAL Linux/Windows/Solaris/BSD 109€[14] 72 kbit/s[15]
TRNG98 TRNG9815 2009 USB Linux/Windows/Solaris/BSD 620€ 550 kbit/s[16]
Flying Stone Technology FST-01 (includes NeuG 1.0) 2013 USB GNU $35[17] 0.6 Mbit/s[18]
ubld.it TrueRNG 2014 USB Linux/Windows/Mac/Pi $49.95 >350 kbit/s[19]

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