A Robust Resistive Fingerprint Sensor

  • Jung, Seung-Min (Department of Information Science and Telecommunication, Hanshin University)
  • Published : 2009.03.30


A novel sensing scheme using resistive characteristics of the finger is proposed. ESD problem is more harmful than a capacitive fingerprint sensor in a resistive fingerprint sensor, because the sensor plate is directly connected to the sensing cell. The proposed circuit is more robust than conventional circuit for ESD. The sensor plate and sensing cell are isolated by capacitor. The pixel level simple detection circuit is fully digital operation unlike that of the capacitive sensing cell. The sensor circuit blocks are designed and simulated in a standard CMOS $0.35{\mu}m$ process. The proposed circuit is more stable and effective than a typical circuit.


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