Article | May 4, 2022

Want To Improve Encryption? Use Additive White Gaussian Noise


Sending wireless information can be a perilous journey, with bad actors jumping at the chance to intercept. Encryption is a way to conceal your highly valued data, so hackers pay it no attention.

Did you know additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) sources can improve encryption?

In this post, learn the advantages AWGN brings to encryption as well as how it can integrate into different setups.

The Benefits of AWGN

AWGN components possess certain characteristics that give them a leg up on traditionally designed encryption systems, such as:

  1. Random signal generation: Data is masked with a truly random signal, which boosts security against network eavesdroppers. Typical methods encode and decode data with pseudo-random encryption keys, which are not genuinely random sequences. 
  2. Ease of use: Noise signal generation is simple, efficient, and more economical than complex encryption algorithms. Designers can avoid burdensome resources investments by opting for a noise source's ease of use.


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