Natural ID
Fingerprint Sensors

Verifying identity and making secure electronic transactions once were primarily the domain of simple passwords and personal identification numbers -- all inevitably at risk of being compromised. A compelling alternative to those imperfect methods is biometrics, which enables a user's fingerprint to replace a password or PIN. Synaptics is leading the charge in this emerging field with its Natural ID solutions that combine biometrics and advanced encryption into a series of fingerprint-authentication sensors that enable applications with high levels of security, ease of use and cost efficiency.

Features & Benefits

Match-on-Host

Enrollment, matching and database management occurs in the rich operating system (on host)

Encryption

Encryption protects information transmitted between the host and the fingerprint sensor.

Match-in-Sensor

Fingerprint operations are isolated in the sensor for ultimate safety. Unassailable from host attacks.

Gloss/Glass Button

Supports industrial designs with glossy button. Glass provides higher durability.

Touch Activated

Sensor is activated by simple touch of the finger. It's simple, intuitive, and fast.

FIDO Certified

Works with a broad array of online services (authenticators).

Biometrics Comparison Table

Features
High SecurityFeature RichValue
Match-on-Host
YesYesYes
Encryption
YesYes
Match-in-Sensor
Yes
Touch Activated
YesYes
Gloss/Glass Button
YesYes
FIDO Certified
YesYesYes
FeaturesHigh SecurityFeature RichValue
Match-on-HostYesYesYes
EncryptionYesYes
Match-in-SensorYes
Touch ActivatedYesYes
Gloss/Glass ButtonYesYes
FIDO CertifiedYesYesYes

Featured Resources

Keys to the Modern World

Watch how fingerprints are becoming keys to the modern world -- and how Synaptcs SentryPoint protects their biometric data.

Latest Security Advancements

Read about the latest advances in fingerprint sensing, authentication and on-sensor security technologies.

Transformative Technology

See the ways Synaptics biometrics technology is transforming how users access and make secure transactions from their intelligent devices.