Quantum Random Number Generators

Quantum random number generator is a device which provide a stream of random bits generated using a methods based on the laws of quantum physics.

Currently there it is possible to obtain random data generated using methods based on quantum physics using online services or by utilizing specialized hardware.


Quantis is a quantum true random number generator developed by ID Quantique. It can be used as a USB devices, PCI or PIC express card.

Vendor: ID Quantique S.A. Type: hardware delivering random data using USB or PCI connection. Max speed: 4 Mbit/s for the USB version, 16 Mbit/s for the PCI version.

QRNG Service

QRNG service is join effort of the PicoQuant GmbH and the Nano-Optics groups at the Department of Physics of Humboldt University. It is based on photon timing instrumentation produced by PicoQuant.

Vendor: PicoQuant GmbH Type: online service. Max speed: 152 Mbit/s for the USB version Web page: https://qrng.physik.hu-berlin.de/

QRBG Service

Type: online service or hardware delivering random data using USB connection. Max speed: depending on the connection speed - maximal speed for the device is 150 Mbit/s Web page: http://random.irb.hr/

ANU Quantum Random Numbers Server

Type: website offering true random numbers, random numbers are generated in real-time by measuring the quantum fluctuations of the vacuum. Max speed: up to 2 Gbps Notes: API included in http://search.cpan.org/~dcantrell/Net-Random-2.2/lib/Net/Random.pm


Quantoss is a high-speed quantum random number generator (QRNG) prototype, which is a joint effort of Mars Innovation and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Department of Physics, University of Toronto.

Max speed: 1 Gbits/s Notes: Information-theoretically provable extraction, http://www.comm.utoronto.ca/~hklo/QRNG/Quantoss.html

See also

Category:Resources for the QIP Community

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