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One-time Pad Crypto Shield

secure communication through openness

Based on a Labs project | October 2016 | Find it here
One-time Pad Crypto Shield
With a wide variety of cryptography hardware and software commercially available, it may not be obvious why you would want to build your own system. Yet the reason is simple: you just can’t trust most of these devices and programs because in 99% of the cases you have no clue of what is going on inside!
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Default: 0805, 125mW, 5%

R1,R18,R24 = 1.8kΩ

R2,R16,R17 = 10kΩ

R3,R21,R22 = 3.3kΩ

R4,R10,R11 = 680Ω

R5,R12,R14,R15 = 1kΩ

R6,R7,R23 = 4.7kΩ

R8 = 22kΩ

R9 = 7.5kΩ, 1%

R13 = 470Ω

R19 = 100kΩ

R20 = 1.5kΩ

P1 = 10kΩ trimpot

P2 = 1kΩ trimpot



Default: SMD 0805

C1,C2,C4,C5,C6,C7,C8,C9,C13,C16,C17,C18,C20 = 100nF

C3 = 100µF, 10V, Case B

C10,C12 = 1µF

C14,C15 = 33pF

C11 = 0.22F, 5.5V, supercap, 5mm pitch

C19 = 2.2µF, 16V, Case A



IC1 = HCPL-817-000E


IC3 = TCM3105NL


T1 = BC847C

T2 = TSM2302CX RFG

LED1,LED2,LED3 = green, 0805

LED4,LED5.LED6 = yellow, 0805

LED7 = red, 0805



K1 = 8-pin pinheader, 0.1" pitch

K2 = 10-pin pinheader, 0.1" pitch

K3,K5 = 6-pin pinheader, 0.1" pitch

K4 = 12-pin pinheader, 0.1" pitch

K6 = Micro SD card socket, Molex 47309 Series

K7,K8,K9,JP1 = 2-pin pinheader, 0.1" pitch

K10 = Micro USB type-B receptacle

S1,S2,S3 = tactile-feedback switch, 6x6.2mm, SMD

X1 = 4.433619MHz quartz crystal,

MOD1 = 12-pin (2x6) pinheader, 0.1" pitch

DIP socket, 16 contacts

PCB #160510-1, from Elektor Store



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