Motorola’s new fingerprint recognition reference design makes it easier for designers to incorporate the 32-bit ColdFire MCF5249 microprocessor (MPU) into biometric devices.
The reference design provides a detailed explanation of methods for connecting a fingerprint sensor to the ColdFire MCF5249 MPU. The design includes initialisation and driver software, as well as Acter AG’s fingerprint recognition software, which manufacturers can license directly from Acter AG.
The ColdFire MPU comes equipped with interfaces for various memory types including SDRAM, Flash, hard disk and smart memory, which allow the reference design to be implemented using different storage methods.
The documentation, driver and example system software can be downloaded from Motorola’s website. The service, free to registered users, can be accessed by visiting <a href=’http://www.motorola.com/ColdFire’>Motorola ColdFire</a>.
The M5249C3 evaluation platform is available for purchase from Motorola for a suggested retail price of $649.