Isorg is getting ready to move forward with the commercial production of its new FAP 10 fingerprint module. The module utilizes an optical sensor built with organic photodiode (OPD) technology, and is being billed as the first such sensor to receive certification from the FBI.
To make the FAP 10, Isorg uses a technique that involves printing organic photodiode onto a Thin Film Transistor. The slim module is less than 2mm thick, with a surface area of 1.27 to 1.65cm for single-print authentication. Large-scale production of the module will take place at an Isorg facility in Limoges, France.
Isorg expects clients to use the module in a range of different security and access control applications. In that regard, the sensor is able to capture prints even when placed under bright sunlight or harsh artificial light, delivering a high level of performance even in challenging indoor and outdoor environments.
The full FAP 10 module comes with a dedicated light source, optical filters, and drivers in addition to the image sensor, all of which will make it easier to integrate the module into mobile identity devices. Isorg will also release reference designs for its Read Out Integrated Circuit and image processing software to better support new product development.
“This FBI certification confirms Isorg’s capacity to deliver biometrics modules based on organic electronics that rise to the challenges of the security market and meet its stringent requirements,” said Isorg CEO Jean-Yves Gomez.
According to Gomez, Isorg is already planning to deploy its OPD technology in larger fingerprint modules, as the company scales up to a four-finger FAP 60 device. The module can also be supplemented with anti-spoofing tech for extra security.
Isorg previously brought a separate four-finger in-display fingerprint module to CES 2020, and produced an award-winning plastic sensor in collaboration with FlexEnable. The four-finger module was designed specifically for use in next-generation smartphones.
March 8, 2021 – by Eric Weiss