IDEX’s conventional silicon product is called Cardinal, and is developed in partnership with CanvasBio . The Cardinal products have the smallest silicon footprint in the market for space challenged mobile fingerprint sensing applications. The current versions of the Cardinal, the Cardinal Q and Cardinal N, are ultra-small form factors enabled by state of the art matching algorithm technology that is able to exploit very small images into quality match results. A completely tuned hardware – software solution, pre-optimized to allow ease of integration into a variety of applications. Cardinal products also support extremely fast image capture and match times enabling true ‘tap ‘n go’ applications.

In Q1 2017 IDEX is launched a new series of glass and ceramic touch sensors for mobile applications. The new fingerprint sensor solutions are based on the company’s silicon-based Cardinal architecture with enhanced imaging performance to replace conventional coating by sensing through glass and ceramic covers.

  • Low cost
  • Ultra small footprint for home button or volume slider placement
  • Fast image capture and match for tap ’n go
  • Touch fingerprint sensor module
  • AC/RF Capacitive Sensing
  • Pixel resolution 508dpi
  • Cardinal Q Active Area 112C x 88R = 5.6 x 4.4 mm
  • Cardinal N Active Area 192C x 56R = 9.6 x 2.8 mm
  • Low power finger detect mode
  • Single supply voltage 1.8V
  • Mobility platforms (phones, tablets, laptops)
  • Computer platforms and peripherals
  • Security applications
  • Identification and Personalization