Our hardware

We have taken huge steps in improving the design, size, and material of our sensors, and this has led to many new ways of placing them in a device. Power consumption in our solutions is down to almost nothing, and with our FPC OneTouch® technology the sensor is always ready for human interaction.

Fingerprints offers a complete range of technology for working with fingerprint biometrics that can be used separately or in combination, including sensors, biometric processors, and modules. The competitive advantages offered by Fingerprints’ technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption, and complete biometric systems.

Fingerprints’ area sensor and swipe sensor are both based on patented proprietary technology, which offers several strong advantages such as high image quality, programmable pixel elements, and 256 gray-scale values from every single pixel element. The sensors contain small capacitive plates, each with their own electrical circuit embedded in the chip. The sensors use Fingerprints’ proprietary HSPA (High Sensitive Pixel Amplifier) that allows each pixel element in the sensor to detect very weak signals, which improves image quality for all types of fingers.
Extremely weak electrical charges, sent via the finger, are created, building a pattern between the finger’s ridges or valleys and the sensor’s plates. Using these charges, the sensor measures the capacitance pattern across the surface.

Fingerprints’ HSPA method also allows the use of a patented protective coating that is 25 to 30 times thicker than other suppliers and helps Fingerprints’ sensors to withstand values well above the European Community Standard Class 4 requirement of 15 kV for static electricity (ESD) and to withstand wear and tear.

Capacitance is the ability to hold an electrical charge. Fingerprints’ sensors contain tens of thousands of small capacitive plates, each with their own electrical circuit embedded in the chip. When the finger is placed on the sensor, extremely weak electrical charges are created, building a pattern between the finger’s ridges or valleys and the sensor’s plates. Using these charges, the sensor measures the capacitance pattern across the surface. The measured values are digitized by the sensor and sent to the neighboring microprocessor.

The surface of a capacitive sensor is a neat array of plates that are able to measure the capacitance between these plates and thus the fingerprint contour. This can be done directly by applying an electrical charge to the plate.

The latter method is called the active measurement method, sometimes referred to as reflective or inductive capacitive measurement, and it brings several advantages. The programmable logic internal to the capacitive sensor configuration makes it possible to read off and adjust the sensor reception to different skin types and conditions. Another important benefit is that the strengthened signal between the fingerprint surface and the sensor plates allows for the introduction of a strong, protective coating layer – up to 25-30 times thicker than other suppliers – on the sensor surface. This enables Fingerprints, as one of the very few sensor vendors, to produce devices that withstand values well above the requirement for 15 kV electrostatic discharge (ESD) and that withstand wear cycle tests of more than one million touches to the sensor.

Our Sensors

Fingerprints offers a portfolio of high-quality and robust touch sensors with a durable scratch-resistant coating. They are based on a capacitive sensor technology with best-in-class 3D picture reading, including superior imaging quality with 256 true grey-scale values in every pixel. The sensors support software for both Android and Windows. The compact sensors are all capable of sustaining millions of repeated fingerprint readings.

Touch Sensor for Glass


This Touch Sensor is designed to be invisibly mounted under a layer of glass.

Touch Sensor for Ceramics


This Touch Sensor is designed to be invisibly mounted under a layer of ceramics and is ideal for flexible and glossy finishes.

Touch Sensor for Ceramics


This Touch Sensor is designed to be invisibly mounted under a layer of ceramics and is ideal for high performance and durability requirements.

Touch Sensor for Spray


A revolutionary and robust Touch Sensor with flexible design possibilities, ideal for a high-performance home button.

Touch Sensor for Spray


A revolutionary and robust Touch Sensor with flexible design possibilities, ideal for smart buttons.

Touch Sensor for Spray


A revolutionary and robust Touch Sensor with flexible design possibilities, ideal for high volume production.

Touch Sensor for Spray


Optimized performance at an affordable price – our most compact and affordable sensor to date.

Touch Sensor for Spray


A revolutionary and robust fingerprint sensor with flexible design possibilities, ideal for rear mounted applications.

Swipe Sensor


A compact, robust and an affordable Swipe Sensor that is ideal for portable devices.

Our Modules

Fingerprints offers complete standalone solutions that work without any other components needed.

Standalone Module


Standalone, compact biometric solution with a robust sensor, biometric processor and on-board template storage.

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