The AES1711, from AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), is a very low power fingerprint sensor for the wireless market. The new AES1711 offers an expanded input/output voltage range (1.8V to 3.3V) and consumes 88% less power in finger detect mode than earlier models, while continuing to provide the small form factor packaging required for today’s mobile phones, GPS devices and PDAs. It eliminates the many ‘clicks to content’ by providing users a secure and convenient gateway to an increasing number of services available to mobile phones today — including the mobile web, secure content and application downloads, gaming, VoIP, camera and e-mail — with no impact to the normal charging cycle of the phone.
AuthenTec’s AES1711 is ideally suited for external mounting on any mobile phone as well as other mobile devices, including GPS navigation devices and PDAs. Its advanced packaging provides a smooth, durable and aesthetically attractive component for integration in today’s most fashionable mobile phones.
The AES1711 enables Power of Touch(tm) features of security, convenience, personalization, and navigation, offering wireless users ten customized application launch “hot keys,” secure web launch, and next generation TrueNav® for smooth on-screen menu and contact list navigation. The AES1711 has been specifically designed and optimized to enhance a variety of near field communication (NFC) applications such as mobile payments, allowing users to easily protect a mobile wallet or authorize a payment with the simple slide of a finger, rather than typing PINs, passwords or lengthy security codes.
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