RFC 8682

TinyMT32 Pseudorandom Number Generator (PRNG), January 2020

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
M. Saito
M. Matsumoto
V. Roca, Ed.
E. Baccelli
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tsvwg (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8682

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Abstract

This document describes the TinyMT32 Pseudorandom Number Generator (PRNG), which produces 32-bit pseudorandom unsigned integers and aims at having a simple-to-use and deterministic solution. This PRNG is a small-sized variant of the Mersenne Twister (MT) PRNG. The main advantage of TinyMT32 over MT is the use of a small internal state, compatible with most target platforms that include embedded devices, while keeping reasonably good randomness that represents a significant improvement compared to the Park-Miller Linear Congruential PRNG. However, neither the TinyMT nor MT PRNG is meant to be used for cryptographic applications.


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