Atmel announced the AT77SM0101BCB02VKE FingerChip biometric module, a complete biometric system including a processing facility and authentication software, aimed at facilitating the addition of a biometric feature into Physical Access Control, Point of Sales, Locks, and Time and Attendance systems or many other secure applications.
The biometric module is an excellent choice for system designers and electronic equipment manufacturers wishing to add biometric functionality to their products. All inclusive, it benefits from Atmel's rich product portfolio to combine award-winning and powerful components such as Atmel's AT91RM9200 ARM9 micro controller, 128 Mbits of SDRAM and 32 Mbits of Atmel's DataFlash in a single system, making it easy for customers to add their own application software directly onto the module.
Many popular interfaces such as Ethernet, SPI and RS-232 are available through extension connectors, providing great flexibility to customers for their product design. Atmel's FingerChip sensor provides its own benefits, such as its very small size and high resistance to shocks, humidity and dirt, also making it ideal for outdoor use. The authentication software is preloaded (license is included) for an all-in-one solution.
The Evaluation/Development Kit enables quick development of the final application interface using the Linux preloaded operating system and the high-level biometric macros. With intermediate knowledge of Linux programming, integrators will quickly be able to implement the biometric module into their final software application.
Along with a full set of technical documentation, the mechanical integration is also detailed in the Evaluation Kit documentation so that final systems can be designed in record time.
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