Synaptics Has New Driver and Fingerprint Chips

Synaptics has a couple of new chips, including the R66452 which is a display driver for OLED smartphones and supports resolutions up to 1080 x 2160, HDR and 90Hz. The higher rate of refresh should make the chip suitable for VR applications. The chip also has flexible digital gamma control for smooth dimming, local-area ACL for high-contrast text and high-accuracy color enhancement. Mass production is due in the second half of 2017.

The new Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor family is said to be capable of high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass (including 2.5D cover glass). The chip is said to work with wet fingers. The chip features Synaptics’ SentryPoint technology, offering OEMs a range of secure authentication features including Quantum Matcher with PurePrint anti-spoof technology. PurePrint examines fingerprint images using artificial intelligence technology to distinguish between fake and actual fingers.