Biometric Reader (Fingerprint, Iris Scan, Facial Recognition)

Fingerprint Reader solutions from Texas Instruments.

Reference Designs

Description

Fingerprint readers belong to a wider family of biometric security methods. TI designs help you design in a fingerprint reader solution whether that solution uses capacitive, optical, pressure or thermal technologies. Fingerprint readers use biometric information, specifically a fingerprint, as the input. The fingerprint acts as a form of authentication.

The most common fingerprint sensor solution first illuminates the print with a laser or LED light and then captures the image using a CCD or less expensive CMOS sensor. Fingerprint sensors are typically self-contained modules that include an analog to digital converter to translate the analog information into a digital data stream. Resolution, dynamic range and pixel density are factors that contribute to the image quality and influence the accuracy of the sensor.

TI has power solutions and interface (for example, Ethernet or RS-485) devices to fit fingerprint biometric readers. For systems that require two-factor authentication, TI offers reference designs for a touch on metal keypad or RFID/NFC receivers. A wireless fingerprint system may use TI’s low power RF devices (Sub 1-GHz or 2.4-GHz) to connect to a host or mobile device as well as motor drivers for the lock solenoid.

Application notes & user guides

Application Notes (7)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
HTM 8 KB 19 Nov 2008 832
HTM 8 KB 19 Aug 2008 2466
HTM 9 KB 11 Jul 2008 208
HTM 9 KB 03 Dec 2002 13
HTM 8 KB 04 Jan 2002 458
HTM 9 KB 01 Jul 1997 162
HTM 8 KB 01 Oct 1994 566

User Guides (8)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
htm 8 KB 13 Jan 2012 356
htm 8 KB 21 Sep 2009 384
htm 8 KB 21 Sep 2009 250
htm 8 KB 21 Sep 2009 240
htm 8 KB 21 Sep 2009 171
htm 8 KB 15 May 2008 128
pdf 452 KB 01 Jun 2007 93
htm 8 KB 19 Apr 2007 201

Selection & solution guides

Selection Guides (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 80 KB 18 Jan 2013 1613

Product bulletin & white papers

Product Bulletin (3)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
PDF 150 KB 09 Mar 2010 566
PDF 103 KB 18 Jan 2010 446
PDF 89 KB 18 Jun 2003 469

White Papers (3)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
PDF 960 KB 21 Mar 2016 5585
PDF 1.62 MB 05 Nov 2012 237
HTM 9 KB 12 May 2003 506

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