FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.”

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors.FPC Launches 'Single-Chip, Single-Die' Fingerprint Sensor

The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion chip in order for the sensor to operate. In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.

And, carrying through with the promise of the FPC1200 series launched back in 2015, the sensor can operate through glass and ceramic materials in the chassis of a given device, allowing for a greater range of design options.

Commenting further on the advantages of the FPC1291, FPC CTO Pontus Jägemalm highlighted its improved operation in general, asserting that the sensor  “will not only have better biometric performance in everyday use cases, but also in tougher conditions as the new technology handles distortion like common mode noise better than ever before.”

FPC says that the sensor is now available as a prototype for smartphone makers, and that  full qualification of the solution “is planned during the first quarter of 2018.”

February 21, 2018 – by Alex Perala