LONDON Fingerprint Cards AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) has released a fingerprint biometric processor ASIC, the FPC2020. The FPC2020 acts a data processing subsystem to the FPC1011C sensor and links to the sensor and to external flash memory for storing fingerprint templates.
The processor, Fingerprint's third generation processor, is being aimed at use in door locks, card readers and safes or other applications where there is a need for an embedded biometric security.
The FPC2020 can create fingerprint templates and stores them in flash memory, the company said. The chip has a number of modes of operation including: one-to-one verification mode, one-to-many identification mode. Host interfaces include serial UART and SPI the device operates from a 2.5 to 3.3 volt supply.
Fingerprint, founded in 1997 and listed on the Stockholm stock exchange in 1998, did not say what manufacturing process is being used for the FPC2020 or where the chip is being manufactured.
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