Atmel Corp., San Jose, Calif., announced the availability of its FingerChip Security Chipset a smaller and less expensive biometric solution. The new chipset is being shown at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
This new chipset combines Atmel’s highly AT77C104 FingerChip fingerprint sensor and the AT91SAM7FP105 FingerChip Security Processor, a low power, 32-bit based co-processor, a biometric solution for PC and embedded applications. Small size is achieved with the use of an embedded biometric matching engine, with a small memory footprints and low processing requirements. The new chipset provides all biometric processing on-chip. Any transfer of data is encrypted and subjected to challenge/response algorithms to ensure protection from different methods of attack.
The Atmel FingerChip sensor also utilizes a thermal-based technology, highly sensitive to the variation in fingerprint topographies. The technology also offers mechanical robustness and strong fake finger rejection.