IDEX unveils next-generation sensor solution for biometric cards


IDEX Biometrics has officially announced the next generation of its TrustedBio fingerprint sensor solution for biometric cards. Considering it to be the second product in the TrustedBio range, the company has made the new “TrustedBio Max” available for sampling.

Like the original TrustedBio solution, TrustedBio Max integrates a proprietary ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) into the module to enable biometric functionality and encryption. This eliminates the need for a separate biometric microcontroller, reducing the cost and complexity of the production process for card manufacturers.

IDEX claims that TrustedBio Max can perform biometric processing in 250 milliseconds and that its 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 processor can run at speeds of up to 200 MHz. Its energy efficiency exceeds EMV specifications and it has anti-spoofing algorithms.

“This new addition delivers unmatched performance, while pushing the boundaries of lower card development and manufacturing costs,” said Vince Graziani, CEO of IDEX Biometrics. “TrustedBio Max is intended to be highly complementary to today’s most popular and economical OSes, enabling rapid card design by the widest range of smart card manufacturers. “

IDEX announced the first TrustedBio solution in February last year, anticipating growing demand from card manufacturers as the concept of the biometric card continued to gain traction. In March 2021, IDEX announced that it was go ahead with mass production solution, and in May, Graziani proclaimed that his company was witnessing an “acceleration in demand” from the smart card market as IDEX received his last volume control for the TrustedBio sensor.

IDEX Biometrics has announced its intention to bring TrustedBio Max into the mass production phase by the end of the third quarter of this year.


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