Monday, February 28, 2011

EAS System / antitheft system

Electronic article surveillance (EAS) is a technological method for preventing shoplifting from retail stores or pilferage of books from libraries. Special tags are fixed to merchandise or books. These tags are removed or deactivated by the clerks when the item is properly bought or checked out. At the exits of the store, a detection system sounds an alarm or otherwise alerts the staff when it senses active tags. For high-value goods that are to be manipulated by the patrons, wired alarm clips may be used instead of tags.

EAS Gate
Promatic PDS3210 Electronic Article Surveillance System is designed and manufactured by a team of highly trained electronic engineers in the field of security engineering. The system uses the Radio Frequency technology to tags all merchandise thus allow the merchant with the ability to prevent unpaid item from leaving the store without notice. The PSD3210 while prevent commodities from being stolen effective at the same time it can help to built relationship between customers and store owner. This system is designed to suits all kinds of retail sites, such as supermarkets, AV stores, clothing stores, bookstores, library, drug stores, game arcade and any establishment that have an open shelf business concept etc. This system can also be used to tags on elderly in homes and children in child care centre. The Securitex/Promatic EAS system was manufactured under the ISO9000 standard and carries the CE certification as well.

The PDS3210 system c/w the following advantages:

- High sensitivity and very low false alarm rate as the system adopted the 2nd generation DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology.
- Anti-disturbance from metal handcart, hand’s touch and it can also be installed on gate with metal baffle
- It adopts filter technology and decrease noise circuit technology.
- Two kinds of alarm tone---quick and slow, it also has three kinds of volume---high, medium and low for you to choose according to your needs and the environment noise level.
- It is also very convenient to install and calibrate.
- Performance is unique and novelty. The design is very pleasing to the surrounding as the unit is manufactured from metal structure thus it is very rugged, reliable and highly durable.

How does EAS work.

Electronic Article Surveillance system (EAS) is a kind of electronic anti-shoplifting system that can decrease shoplifting when retail enterprise implement open-shelf sale this in-return increase sales and profit. EAS system consists of electronic sensors (transmitter and receiver), deactivator system and label or tag. Electronic sensor that are located at store exit and entrance transmitter (TX) will send a unique RF signal at certain frequencies to a receiver (RX) which creates a "RF surveillance zone" around the store exit/entrance. When a product with an active label or hard tag is moved past a this sensor surveillance area, the sensor will detect this tags and sets off an alarm. Radio Frequency (RF) is the most popular and common technology in today EAS system, it adopts Radio Frequency as Transmit and Receive signal, the detection frequency ranges from 7.x~8.xMHz. The advantage of RF EAS system is cost effective.

Intelligent Digital Identification Technology.

EAS Deactifator
PDS3210 series of digital RF sensor using AD transform technology sampling the simulative signal high-speed, prosecuting computerized signal intelligent identification (CSDM) label under noisy background. It is different from the simple parametric technology that it only identifies the spectrum and the functionary periods of label signal. At the same time, it increase filter and decrease noise circuit in these new technology compared with traditional EAS system. With this new technology implemented in PDS3210 sensors it increase the sensitivity but prevent low and false alarm at the same time.

Securitex/Promatic PDS3210-EC can also be use in the field of human movement monitoring application. In serve cases of senile dementia patients, normally they will wonders of the premises without the staff and doctors noticing them. At Securitex our system will be able to alert the respective doctors, nurses or caregivers when this patients wonder of the premises. The system will be able to sent out a signal to the caregivers and corrective action can be taken before this patient wonders off and get lost.

Securitex/Promatic PDS3210-CC can also be use in the child care centre to monitor the movement of the children within the centre. Many time children get lost when they wonder off the premises without the teachers and attendance noticing them. At Securitex our system will be able to alert the respective centers attendance when this children play nears the doors or when strangers try to bring the child out of the centre . The system will be able to sent out a signal to the caregivers and corrective action can be taken before this child wonders off and get lost.

Technological parameter and specifications
Bandwidth 7.7-8.7Mhz
Scan frequency 162, 171, 180 and 189Hz (optional frequencies can be request as well)
Signal Sampling rate 21.8us
Inspection distance soft label 1.2 meters and Hard tag 1.5 meters
EAS Tag, Soft Label
Detect speed 0m/s
Optional Frequency 8.2Mhz and 10.5Mhz
Alarm Volume High, Medium, Low (Can be adjusted)
Alarm Tone Quick and slow (Can be adjusted)
Dimension 1650X304X85 (mm)
Optional Colour Black Orange Vein and Silver gray

Promatic can provide all kinds of EAS soft label that can be stick to the surface of merchandise that needs to be protected. It can also be put together with the packaging material of merchandise so it can protect merchandise conveniently.


VINCULUM USB-HOST Starter Kit is a USB host controller module that can be used to interface a USB device via UART, parallel FIFO and SPI. This module can be used for applications related to USB devices such as access USB data, communicate with a HID (Human Interface Device), CDC (Communication Device Class) and compatible with other FTDI devices. Interface UART, parallel FIFO and SPI are supported by this module has a voltage level compatible with TTL voltage levels. This will allow users to link this module with microcontroller-based system / microprocessor.
Dimensions : 9.2 cm (L) x 7.3 cm (W) x 1.3 cm (H)
    * Based VNC1L IC that functions as a USB host controller
* There are 2 USB ports that can be connected with USB flash disks, USB devices HID, CDC or any other FTDI devices.
* Support the interface UART, parallel FIFO and SPI with TTL voltage level (5 volt tolerant).
* The UART interface supports baud rate 300 bps to 1 Mbps, with the default configuration of 9600 bps, 8, N, 1, flow control CTS / RTS.
* The SPI interface serves as the SPI slave with clock speeds up to 12 MHz.
* Line interface can be accessed through a header which is equipped housing so as to minimize wiring errors.
* The selection interface is done through the configuration jumper settings.
* Available for IC VNC1L the reset button.
* Available LED indicators for port USB1, USB2, power supplies and programs.
* Using the SMD components and aluminum capacitors makes this module compact size.
* 5 VDC power supply is equipped with a safety blue terminal polarity via 2 pin making it easier for cable installation.
* The software (firmware) VNC1L IC can be updated, the update files can be obtained from the website VINCULUM.
* Includes software to help update the firmware IC VNC1L via computer.
* Available IC firmware update guide VNC1L through UART interface.
* Equipped with a schematic circuit and test program for the module.


* 1 unit VINCULUM board USB-HOST Starter KIT.
* CD / DVD-ROM contains the datasheet, firmware VNC1L, VNC1L firmware update software, test programs, manuals, and schematic firmware update procedure. 

GSM Starter Kit (local board)

GSM Starter Kit is a technology development module GSM / GPRS-based means of exchanging SIM300C to voice (telephone), data exchange text (SMS) via GSM and exchange data via GPRS. This module is equipped with an LCD 16 characters x 2 lines for the display media. This module has a UART serial interface TTL / RS232. This module can be used for electronic toll-application mobile phone sales, as well as other applications that require data communications over GSM / GPRS network.

Dimensions: 12 cm (L) x 11.5 cm (W) x 2.6 cm (H)
    * Based SIM300C, module GSM Tri-Band: EGSM 900, DCS 1800 and PCS 1900.
* Support SIM card with a voltage of 1.8 V and 3 V.
* Supports GPRS multi-slot class 10, the SIM Application Toolkit features, features Fax and TCP / IP.
* GPRS downlink data transfer speeds up to 85.6 Kbps and a maximum of 42.8 kbps GPRS uplink in normal network traffic.
* Support for speech codec mode with half rate, full rate and enhanced full rate.
* Supports phonebook and SMS storage on the SIM card (Phonebook and SMS number in accordance with the capacity of the SIM).
* Support the PDU and text mode (the setting in software via AT Command).
* Features autobauding, election baud rate automatically.
* Available LCD 16 characters x 2 lines are equipped with LCD contrast regulator.
* There is a button to turn on or turn off the GSM module.
* Available LED indicator for GSM and the GSM module.
* Available as an indicator buzzer rings (incoming call).
* There is a socket for battery Real-Time Clock (RTC) 3V type 'CR2032'.
* Options UART serial interface RS-232 or serial TTL UART fully compatible with PC-Link USBer.
* Available LED status indicators UART serial communication (valid / invalid data).
* Can be connected and controlled directly through the computer serial port.
* Available header for keypad 4 X 4, 4-bit LCD, SPI & Debug.
* Available unuk header I / O with TTL level, can be used to control or indicator GSM module.
* Available 1 channel ADC with a range from 0 to 2.4 VDC is converted to a value of 0-2400.
* Supply voltage 9-12 VDC, equipped with on-board voltage regulator.
* Available RJ-10 connector for connection to the handheld (the receiver) and a port for hands-free.
* Compatible with DT-51 Low Cost series and DT-AVR Low Cost series and support the system microcontroller / microprocessor another.
* There are examples of applications written using Borland ® Delphi ™ and BASCOM-8051 ©.

* 1 piece of GSM Starter Kit board.
* 1 piece handsfree mono (mic + speaker).
* 1 piece of antenna GSM / GPRS (with antenna cable along the ± 1.4 m)
* 1 set of DE-9 serial cable (over 1.25 m)
* 1 sheet Quick Start
* 1 piece of CD which contains a sample application, the program tester, manual and datasheet. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Figaro Integrated Circuit for CO sensor, FIC00460

Figaro Integrated Circuit for CO sensor  FIC00460 (gas sensor type TGS2442)

  • high reliable computer control for sensor opereation and signal processing
  • design for a low number of external electric components to connect
  • 3 level indication accordance with CO gas concentration
  • audible alarm on time-weighted averaging of CO gas concentration
  • option for mono color or tri color LED drive
  • option for external drive or self-drive buzzer
  • function for self diagnostic circuit
  • buzzer test/mute function
  • function for externsl input/output
  • watchdog timer
  • simplified gas calibration mode
  • conform to standard UL2034

TGS 2442 - for the detection of Carbon Monoxide

TGS 2442 - for the detection of Carbon Monoxide by Figaro

TGS 2442 utilizes a multilayer sensor structure.  A glass layer for thermal insulation     is printed between a ruthenium oxide (RuO2)      heater and an alumina substrate.    A  pair of Au electrodes for the heater are formed on a thermal insulator. The gas sensing layer, which is formed of tin dioxide (SnO2), is printed on an electrical insulation layer which covers the heater.    A pair of Au electrodes for measuring sensor resistance  are formed on the electrical insulator. Activated charcoal is filled between the internal cover and the outer cover for the purpose of reducing the influence of noise gases.  
TGS 2442  displays good selectivity to carbon monoxide, making it ideal for CO monitors.  In the presence of CO, the sensor's conductivity increases depending on the gas concentration in the air.  A simple pulsed electrical circuit operating on a one second circuit voltage cycle can convert the change in conductivity to an output signal  which corresponds to gas concentration.

        * Low power consumption                                            
        * High sensitivity/selectivity to carbon monoxide (CO)                                      
        * Miniature size
        * Low sensitivity to alcohol vapor
        * Long life and low cost
        * Low humidity dependency
 * CO detectors 
 * Air quality controllers 
 * Indoor parking lot ventilation 

TGS 2201 - for detection of Gasoline and Diesel Exhaust Gas

TGS 2201 - for detection of Gasoline and Diesel Exhaust Gas by Figaro

* Dual sensor element                                                      
        * High sensitivity to exhaust gases emitted by both gasoline and diesel-fueled engines
        * Long life and low cost
        * Uses simple electrical circuit

* Automobile ventilation control 

The TGS 2201 contains two independent sensing elements on one substrate and produces separate output signals for responding to diesel and gasoline exhaust gases. This feature makes TGS2201 is an ideal senor for application in automatic damper control systems for automobile ventilation. 



Gas sensor made with thick film element.

• Constant heater voltage
• Tight resistance tolerance
• High sensitivity
• Typical applications include air purifier

Operating conditions:
Operating   temperature............ -10 to +55 C
Storage   temperature ............... -30 to +60oC
Load Resistor R        ..............................Variable
Heater   resistance ....................... 27Ω  (nom)
Rated power consumption P  .......... <15mW
Rated working voltage of circuit VC ........ 5V d.c. or 5V rms a.c. (max 12V)
Rated working voltage of heater ....................... 5 ±0.2V d.c. 
Parts and material:
Sensing   element ......... Semi-conducting   oxide
Thick film heater ............................ Platinum 
Case................................... Nylon 66
Pin .............................................. Nickel alloy 
 Typical   gas   sensitivity:
Flame arrestor ....................................... Double 100-mesh stainless gauze (SUS316)
Sensitivity     characteristics:
                      Specification        Conditions
 Sensor resistance           15k to 35k Ω      In clean air
 Rgas                   (*)
 Resistance ratio
 Gas sensitivity                     0.2 to 0.4      at 10ppm H2 to
 Rgas/Rair                       clean air (*)
 Power                   535mW (max)
 consumption             (*) Correlation between H  and cigarette smoke
Mechanical        characteristics:
 Test         Condition                                                     Performance
 Vibration    Frequency:                         10 - 500 Hz                Should satisfy the
 Amplitude (10 - 50Hz):             2 mm                       specifications shown in the
 Acceleration (50 - 500 Hz)         10G                        sensitivity characteristics
 Recipricol scanning time:          5 min 
Test time: 2 hours each for X, Y and Z directions
 Shock        Acceleration:                      100G
              Number of impacts:                 5

Thursday, February 24, 2011

8 Channel Delta Servo Controller

8 Channel Delta Servo Controller  is a servo controller module which has feedback feature that detects how much the motor rotates. To secure the servo from damage due to mechanical failure feedback is also available to stop the movement when the servo is active. There is also a feature to move the servo in relative lockstep. DSR-08 module is DSR-30 module with the DSR-08 firmware (different firmware).

- 8 Channel Servo Controller
- 25 Step servo angle
- Independent strength of the servo adjustment
- RS232 Port
- 8 Encoder Feedback input (DEC-xx compatible)
- 8 Sensor Feedback (used for limit switch or current sensing detection)
- Relatif movement of angle position
- Baudrate 9600 bps 8N1

30 Channel Delta Servo Controller

30 Channel Delta Servo Controller is a servo motor controller module via the serial port. Servo motor movements arranged by using PWM in which the position of the servo is determined by the PWM pulse width. In mechanical Ròbotic Application for example , there more than one servo's movement controlled.

This will be quite complicated when performed by a microcontroller where the microcontroller is still to be developed for other functions of the robotic.

The Device which has 30 channels that can control the position of 30 servo motors and through data sent from the serial port would be very helpful in this regard. The main microcontroller only send a commands to the position of each servo. Addition servo positioning  also commands for the current servo position.

- 30 Channel Servo
- Can learn the value of each PWM servo
- Through hole Printed Circuit Board

ATTiny2313 Minimum System

ATTiny 2313 Minimum System.
Compact Board and easy use minimum system with simple manual

Tech Specs:
- 4 PWM Channel
- 12 Port I/O
- Infrared Receiver
- Onboard Power Regulator
- RS232 Cable

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

The AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor guarantees security and convenience in a variety of applications. Combining ACS' ACR38-SAM contact smart card and UPEK's swipe fingerprint sensor in a single device, it creates a more cost-efficient and simplified integration of biometric technology in applications where the accuracy of biometric authentication is necessary to ensure a high level of security.
AET65 utilizes three-factor authentication and match-on device authentication for maximum security. With three factor authentication, the device verifies something “you have” (smart card), something “you know” (PIN/password) and something “you are” (fingerprint). Users carry their fingerprint templates with them and fingerprint verification authenticates only the smart card user, neutralizing privacy concerns and security risks posed by dummy fingerprints or stolen cards. Moreover, AET65’s default fingerprint algorithm performs fingerprint template extraction and matching within the device itself – not in the PC – for protection against various security threats that attack PC's. With its built-in secure access module (SAM), AET65 further elevates security in applications.
Finally, developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications using only AET65’s API and reference documents. With AET65’s support for third party fingerprint algorithms, developers can easily expand or adapt their existing systems utilizing third party fingerprint algorithms.

  • Integrated fingerprint scanner and smart card reader
  • Full-speed USB interface
  • Encrypted fingerprint template stored inside smart card
    • Compliant with PC/SC specification
    • Read/write speed up to 250 kbps
    • Supports all MCU card with T=0 or T=1 protocols
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V) cards
    • ISO 7816 Compliant SAM Slot
  • Fingerprint scanner:
    • Match-on reader: Template extraction and matching algorithms run within the device itself, not in the PC (Using default fingerprint algorithm)
    • UPEK TCS4-TCD50 swipe fingerprint sensor
    • Swipe speed of up to 40 cm/sec (15 in/sec)
    • Active sensor size - 9.6 mm x 0.2 mm
    • High-resolution 508 DPI imaging, array size 192 x 4 pixels
    • Supports image optimization and filtering
    • Utilizes CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, resulting to high-quality fingerprint images in any environment
    • Compliant with BioAPI 1.1 specification and Windows Biometric Framework
    • Supports 3rd-party fingerprint algorithms
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking  and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
Tech Specs:
Dimensions 85.1 mm (L) x 70.1 mm (W) x 35.5 mm (H)
Weight 194 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current max. 50 mA
Operating Temperature 0 - 50° C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support

  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
  • PC/SC, BioAPI 1.1, Windows Biometric Framework, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed, Microsoft WHQL XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008 R2
  • Linux

ACR122L VisualVantage NFC Reader with LCD

ACR122L is a serial interface NFC contactless reader with LCD. It is developed based on the 13.56 MHz RFID technology and the ISO/IEC 18092 NFC standard, and supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, Mifare, FeliCa and NFC technologies, including all 4 types of NFC tags and all 3 modes – reader, peer-to-peer and card emulation modes.

ACR122L is a plug-and-play device that does not require any driver installation. It comes with 4 LEDs, a buzzer and an LCD, which both provide users with a clear indication of the reader's status. The 2-line graphic LCD has multiple language support, including language support for Chinese, English, Japanese and some European languages. It allows interactive operation, such as scrolling up and down, left and right, etc. Moreover, it is equipped with three built-in SAM slots for enhanced security in contactless operations.

The reader can read and write more quickly and efficiently by using up to 424 Kbps of tag access. It also has a proximity operating distance of up to 50 mm, depending on the type of tag in use. Further, its built-in anti-collision feature and direct card type polling commands ensure a smooth operation, allowing the device to access only one card, even in cases where multiple cards are present and detectable.

* Serial RS232 Interface
* 7V DC for power supply
* CCID-like frame format (Binary format)
* Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
* Support for ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards, Mifare, FeliCa and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
* Support for new Mifare Ultralight C, Mifare Plus and DESFire EV1
* Support for all 3 modes of NFC: reader, card emulation and peer-to-peer modes
* Builti-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)
* Selective card polling capability (especially useful when multiple cards are presented)
* 2-line graphic LCD with interactive interoperability (scroll up and down, left and right, etc.) and multi-language support (Chinese, English, Japanese and some European languages)
* Three ISO 7816-compliant SAM slots
* Four User-controllable LEDs
* User-controllable buzzer

* e-Government
* e-Banking and e-Payment
* e-Healthcare
* Transportation
* Network Security
* Access Control
* Loyalty Program

Tech Specs:
Dimensions Main Body: 136.66 mm (L) x 88.66 mm (W) x 19.00 mm (H); With Stand: 158.33 mm (L) x 95.00 mm (W) x 95.00 mm (H)
Weight Main Body: 200 g; With Stand: 600 g
Interface Serial RS232
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage 7V DC
Supply Current 200 mA (maximum); 50 mA (standby); 100 mA (normal)
Operating Temperature 0 - 50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443-4 Type A and B
  • Mifare
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
Compliance/Certifications CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS
Operating System Support
  • Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2
  • Windows CE 5.0
  • Linux, Mac

ACR100 SIM Flash

Combining a smart card reader and mass storage into one, the ACR100 SIMFlash is sought after in different applications worldwide. With its superior plug and play feature (delivered by either CCID or HID compliance) and  various flash memory partitioning options, this USB token enhances security and flexibility in storing or running  different kinds of software/applications.

The ACR100 SIMFlash (HID) is a SIM card reader and a 1-GB flash memory combined into one. Designed both to access SIM cards and to store data or applications, it is ideal for GSM solutions such as GSM management software and VoIP applications, electronic payment systems, e-commerce, home banking, transportation, and computer/network access.

i) Serves as a Plug-In (SIM-Sized) Smart Card Reader:
The ACR100 SIMFlash (HID) Smart Card Reader is a reliable and cost-effective smart card reader for security-related applications. It is a high-speed plug-in USB card reader which, paired with mass storage, enables one to do more than simply backing up and managing SIM card information through the PC. It supports most memory and MCU cards conforming to the T=0 and T=1 protocols, and GSM cards conforming to the GSM 11.11 specification.

ii) Serves as a Mass Storage Device:
Furthermore, the ACR100 SIMFlash (HID) is a mass storage device. Being highly portable – with a dimension of 77 mm x 23 mm x 10 mm – makes it a perfect companion for users on the go. There is no need for additional cable and power supply, since the device is bus-powered. Various options for partitioning the flash drive are also available; CD-ROM, boot disk and public, and locked and hidden areas can all be accessed within the same device.

iii) Plug and Play Feature
Aside from its capabilities for mass storage, the ACR100 SIMFlash (HID) also has a plug-and-play feature made possible by its being compliant with USB HID (Human Interface Device). This eliminates the need for driver installation, allowing for the device’s easy integration into the PC environment.

The differences between the ACR100 SIMFlash (CCID) and the ACR100 SIMFlash (HID)

**What is CCID?

The USB CCID (Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices) specification defines a standard communication protocol for PC/SC smart card readers that connect to a computer via USB, allowing the same host-side driver to communicate with any CCID-compliant smart card reader. This approach to smart card reader communication brings simplified plug and play experience to users.

For Windows Vista, the Microsoft CCID driver is already pre-installed in the Windows package, so there is no need to install any drivers. For Windows XP and 2000, there may be a need for driver installation, depending on your Windows package. However, no explicit user action is needed. You just need to sit and wait for a few moments for Microsoft Windows Update to install the driver automatically upon plugging in your ACR100 SIMFlash to the PC for the first time.

In case Windows Update is not available or when you don’t have Internet connection, please download (or have someone to download) the driver from the ACS website: Please note that this driver should be used only when the MS CCID driver cannot be installed for some reason.

***What is HID?

From the name itself, a human interface device or HID is a type of computer peripheral that directly communicates with humans, either by taking input from or delivering output to them.

The term “HID” usually refers to the USB HID class, a USB device class that describes HIDs such as computer mice and keyboards. HID support for the ACR100 SIMFlash brings the same plug and play convenience as when you use a mouse or a keyboard that do not require any special driver for most operating systems.

The HID driver is already pre-installed in Windows XP, 2K and Vista that is why there is no need for any driver installation.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor

The AET62 NFC Reader with Fingerprint Sensor brings a whole new level of security and flexibility to contactless applications. Combining ACS' ACR122U Near Field Communication (NFC) Reader and UPEK's swipe fingerprint sensor, it provides a secure and convenient platform that simplifies and makes the integration of secure biometric authentication more cost-effective. AET62 facilitates a simple and intuitive exchange of information, making it ideal for applications such as e-Payment, e-Government, e-Healthcare, access control and network security. With its ergonomic design, it enables hassle-free fingerprint and contactless card authentication for users.
The core security mechanisms of AET62 include three-factor authentication and match-on device authentication. Three-factor authentication requires a user to verify something “he has” (smart card), something “he knows” (PIN/password) and something “he is” (fingerprint), before enabling him to proceed with any transaction. Meanwhile, AET62 ensures maximum security by providing match-on device authentication using its default fingerprint algorithm, in which fingerprint template extraction and matching are performed on the device itself and not in the PC, which is more vulnerable to security attacks. AET62 also has an optional secure access module (SAM) for further security enhancement, and can support third party fingerprint algorithms.
Finally, AET62-based systems are more cost-effective than traditional fingerprint systems since they do not require the installation of database, server and network connectivity. Instead, AET62-based systems enjoy the ease of merely matching a live fingerprint against fingerprint templates that are stored and encrypted in the smart card. This allows for complete local-site authentication, in which AET62-based systems only need three components to work: local PC applications (or remote server applications), any contactless smart cards, and the AET62. As a result, developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications using only AET62’s API and reference documents.

Fingerprint System Components
Hardware Software
Traditional Fingerprint scanner Database
Local PC 1:N fingerprint matching algorithm
Enhanced network connectivity Application software
Using AET62 AET62 Application software
Local PC
Smart card
  • Integrated fingerprint scanner and 13.56 MHz contactless (RFID/NFC) smart card reader
  • Full-speed USB interface
  • Encrypted fingerprint template stored inside smart card
  • ACR122U NFC Contactless smart card reader:
    • Compliant with PC/SC and CCID specifications
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with reading distance of up to 30 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B, Mifare, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
    • Supports new MiFare Ultralight C, Plus SL1 (4 Byte UID), Plus SL3, and DESFire EV1
    • Supports all 3 modes of NFC: reader, card emulation and peer-to-peer
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag can be accessed at any time)
    • ISO 7816 Compliant SAM Slot (Upon request)
  • Fingerprint scanner:
    • Match-on reader: Template extraction and matching algorithms run within the device itself, not in the PC (Using default fingerprint algorithm)
    • UPEK TCS4-TCD50 swipe fingerprint sensor
    • Swipe speed of up to 40 cm/sec (15 in/sec)
    • Active sensor size - 9.6 mm x 0.2 mm
    • High-resolution 508 DPI imaging, array size 192 x 4 pixels
    • Supports image optimization and filtering
    • Utilizes CMOS active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, resulting to high-quality fingerprint images in any environment
    • Compliant with BioAPI 1.1 specification and Windows Biometric Framewor
    • Supports 3rd-party fingerprint algorithms
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
Technical Specs:
Dimensions 121.5 mm (L) x 53.9 mm (W) x 28.4 mm (H)
Weight 170 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 30 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current max. 300 mA
Operating Temperature 0 - 50 °C
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A and B
  • MiFare
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
  • PC/SC, CCID, BioAPI 1.1, Windows Biometric Framework, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008,Win Server 2008 R2
  • Linux

LM35DZ single chip temperature sensor

LM35DZ single chip temperature sensor
- Temperature range = 0 ° C until +100 ° C
- DC Power Supply = 4V to 30V
- Accuracy = 0.5 º C (at 25 º C)
- Output Current = 10 mA
- Sensor Gain = 10 mV / º C
- TO-92 Package

GP2D15 distance measuring sensor by SHARP

GP2D15 distance measuring sensor by SHARP.

  • less of influence on the color of reflective objects, reflectivity
  • line-up of distance output / distance judgement type 24cm (adjustable)
  • adjustable judgement  detecting distance 10 to 80 cm
  • unnecessary external circuits control
  • low cost

Smoke / LPG leak Alarm detector

Smoke or LPG sensor module type SG-2008.
Technical Specs:
  • Power supply 12VDC
  • detect LPG & natural Gases
  • Alarm noise more than 85dB
  • Normally open or normaly Close Alarm buil in relay
  • Easily mount the module on wall or ceiling

Melexis 90601 , Infra Red Thermometer module

The MLX 90601KZA-CKA module is targeted at industrial and consumer application. The sensor and the MLX90313 ASIC are placed on a flexible substrate. The flexible substrate allows the sensor to be bent in any direction, which may greatly simplify the mechanical of the module.
more info refer to datasheet here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Darwin, Open Platform Humanoid robot

DARwIn-OP (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform) is an affordable, miniature-humanoid-robot platform with advanced computational power, sophisticated sensors, high payload capacity, and dynamic motion ability to enable many exciting research and education activities.

Standard PC-based Robot with Convenient Interfaces

High Performance and Advanced Features
- Default walking speed: 24.0 cm/sec (9.5 in/sec) 0.25 sec/step - user modifiable gait
- Default standing up time from ground: 2.8 sec (from facing down) and 3.9 sec (from facing up) - user modifiable speed
- Built-in PC: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 on-board 4GB flash SSD
(For up-to-date information Check
- Management controller (CM-730): ARM CortexM3 STM32F103RE 72MHz
- 20 actuator modules (6 DOF leg x2+ 3 DOF arm x2 + 2 DOF neck)
- 1 spare actuator (for maintenance and expansion)
- Actuators with durable metallic gears (Dynamixel RX-28M)
- Self-maintenance kit (easy to follow steps and instructions)
- Standby mode for low power consumption
- 4.5Mbps high-speed Dynamixel bus for joint control
- Battery (30 minutes of operations), charger, and external power adapter
(Battery can be removed from robot without shutting down by plugging in external power before removal)
- Versatile functionality (can accept legacy, current, and future peripherals)
- 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer, button x3, detection microphone x2 (optional)

Simple and Clean Architecture
Open Platform (Hardware and Software)
- Mechanics Information (Dimensions, Kinematics, Dynamics, CAD data)
- Electronics Information (Controllers, Sub B/Ds, Schematics, Part Information)
- Software Information (Development Environment, Framework, Source Code)
- Management Information (Detailed Assembly Diagrams, User Manintenance Guide)
- Community Resources (User-developed Code, Various Application Examples)

Dimensions and Weight

Friday, February 18, 2011

16x2 Character LCD with blue backlit

16x2 Character LCD with blue backlit
HD44780 is industry standard for character LCDs in embedded systems. The LCDs come in various configurations from 8x1 through 16x2 to 20x4 among others (40x4 exists but it's two controllers joined together because of 80-character controller limit). 

Technical Summary

Dimensions 80 x 36mm
Op.Temperature 0 ~ 50°C
Type Character
Backlight Blue
Character Color White
Character Size 4.35 x 2.95mm
Format 16 x 2
Mode Transmissive
Dot Size 0.5 x 0.5mm
Interface HD44780
Viewing Area 64.5 x 13.8mm
Power Supply 5V

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Propeller P8X32A 8-Cog Multiprocessor Microcontrollers

The Propeller chip is designed to provide high-speed processing for embedded systems while maintaining low current consumption and a small physical footprint. In addition to being fast, the Propeller chip provides flexibility and power through its eight processors, called cogs, that can perform simultaneous tasks independently or cooperatively, all while maintaining a relatively simple architecture that is easy to learn and utilize. Two programming languages are available: Spin (a high-level object-based language) and Propeller Assembly. Both include custom commands to easily manage the Propeller chip’s unique features.

P8X32A-D40 : 40 pin DIP, 32 Pin I/O, 3.3 VDC supply, clock speed DC to 80MHz, 12 MHz internal oscillator, 0 to 160 MIPS speed processing

Parallax, Propeller, Spin, and the Parallax and Propeller logos are trademarks of Parallax, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Copyright © Parallax Inc.

The Easy Bluetooth

The Easy Bluetooth is a RoboTech RBT-001 Bluetooth serial modulewith an adapter specifically designed to be used with the Parallax Board of Education® AppMod Header or breadboard. In addition, the  Easy Bluetooth can plug into any 0.1 inch spacing development platform which allows it to be breadboard friendly, and also easy to implement into a soldering application. The module has two parts, the RBT-001 module and the SIP with voltage regulator PCB. With the on-board regulator, the module can be connected to voltages higher than 3.3 VDC, such as the Board of Education regulated supply (+5 VDC) without worry of damaging the unit; while the RX and TX can utilize serial communication at CMOS and TTL levels.


 1.x & 2.0 Bluetooth Compliant
 Class 2 Operation (nominal range up to 30 meters)
 10-pin SIP package for breadboard, perfboard, or Board of Education AppMod Header
 On-board regulator for safe operations across various voltages
 CMOS & TTL Compatible

Key Specifications

 Power requirements: 3.3 to 5.5 VDC
 Communication: UART Command/Data Port supports for up to 921.6k baud
 Operating temperature: +32 to +113 °F (0 to +45 °C)
 Dimensions: 1.40 x 1.79 x .49 in (34.41 x 45.65 x 12.51 mm)

Application Ideas

 Control a Boe-Bot via Bluetooth from a PC, Cell Phone, or another Bluetooth module
 Communicate with a device or project wirelessly

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery pack

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery pack

available in 4 type:
  • 7.4V/2S1P/2200mAH (2 cell)
  • 7.4V/2S1P/1300mAH (2 cell)
  • 11.1V/3S1P/2200mAH (3 cell)
  • 11.1V/3S1P/1300mAH (3 cell)
Technical Specs:
  • Dimension 86x53x11mm
  • charging process rate current 1.5x2200mA
  • discharge process rate current 6x2200mA
  • backup power
  • mobile device power
  • robot or gadget power