AuthenTec (www.authentec.com) offers the most widely accepted silicon area sensor product line available. TouchChip products comply with government and industry standards and offer rugged, secure and easy to integrate solutions.
TouchChip products reduce the size, cost and power of fingerprint solutions versus expensive and bulky optical solutions, and provide the only FIPS-201 certified silicon fingerprint sensor available. TouchChip products are used in many applications from large scale government ID programs, to mobile ID, to enterprise security for physical and logical access control.
For added ruggedness, TouchChip products are available with SteelCoat™ technology, which improves sensor durability while delivering excellent biometric performance.
AuthenTec offers three TouchChip sensors to meet a wide range of product and application needs. Building products from TouchChip sensors take more development expertise, but can be optimized to specific needs.
TCS1 Large Touch Sensor
The largest capture area of any silicon fingerprint sensor at 12.8 x 18mm the TCS1 provides excellent biometric performance for multi-user and identification applications. The FBI has certified that this product meets specifications listed in the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems Image quality Specifications. The TCS1 is available with SteelCoat for added durability.
TCS2 Medium Touch Sensor
The TCS2 uses the same proven silicon fingerprint capture technology used in the TCS1, but with a smaller capture area of 10.4 x 14.4 mm and at a lower price. TCS2 comes in several coating and package options.
AES3400 Small Touch Sensor
The AES3400 is ideal for cost sensitive touch sensor applications. Combined with an optimized matching algorithm, the AES3400 is a great choice for 1:1 verification USB peripherals like keyboards and mice.
TouchChip modules provide a self-contained biometric matching system in a compact and cost effective package, getting you to market fast with proven biometric technology. These products use AuthenTec’s TCD50 companion processor to capture fingerprint images, extract and match templates and communicate via USB, SPI or UART.
They include integrated bezels for quick mechanical integration, and come pre-calibrated so you just plug them in and they work. They include fast and accurate minutia matcher and can store and match up to ~100 templates.
An optional gasket is available to provide ingress protection to IP63. These “all-in-one” solutions enable quick integration into devices like mobile ID terminals, USB peripherals and door locks without porting algorithms. Options include: FIPS-201, SteelCoat for added durability, and 3.3v or 5v inputs.
TouchChip USB Modules (TCEF)
For USB applications, AuthenTec offers the TCEF modules. These self-contained TouchChip modules provide image capture, extraction and matching with on-board TCD50 processor in a compact, cost effective package.
TouchChip Serial Modules (TCES)
For SPI or UART applications, AuthenTec offers the TCES modules. These self-contained TouchChip modules provide image capture, extraction and matching with on-board TCD50 in a compact, cost effective package.