Fingerprints | MFC-1160 Biometrics Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor


160*160 Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor with IP67


  • Spatial resolution 508 DPI
  • 2D sensor array of 160×160 pixels
  • Sensing area 8 mm x 8 mm
  • 13.4mm x 13.9mm package size
  • Build-in 8-bit ADC for digitizing image
  • Build-in programmable voltage reference
  • High speed SPI interface
  • 0.03 sec read out time
  • 128-byte on-chip data FIFO
  • 1.65Volt ~ 3.6Volt for I/O communication
  • Advanced SiP package to reduce size and provide better water and dust protection
  • Windowing function to crop smaller image
  • Finger detection function to detect finger on sensor
  • Interrupt pin to wake up host when finger on sensor at sleep and standby mode
  • 1.5mA power consumption at standby mode
  • 150uA power consumption at sleep mode
  • IP 67 approved



The MFC-1160 capacitive fingerprint sensor is based on capacitive-touch technology with hardened surface and enhanced ESD strength. The built-in analog and digital circuitries minimize the number of external components and provide easy-to-use, standard SPI interface to microprocessors.

The operation of the MFC-1160 capacitive fingerprint sensor is as follows, a fingerprint image captured by the pixel array, would delivery fingerprint ridge or valley signals go through A/D converting process and digital process, then as a simple reading interface protocol. The image quality of MFC-1160 can be adjusted by setting gain, offset and reference voltage parameters internally. In addition, the internal operating parameters and interface speed can also be configured to meet various finger conditions.

MFC-1160 capacitive fingerprint sensor also has finger detection function and windowing function for different applications.

Fingerprint Recognition Algorithm Support

  • Good adaptability to dry, wet, or fuzzy finger
  • Repair the fractured fingerprints automatically
  • Great anti-deformation ability
  • Supporting 360 °Authentication
  • Self-learning during usage
  • ISO Standard: ANSI/INCIT 378 Compliant Extractor & Matcher
  • Compliant ISO/IEC 19794-2 fingerprint minutia standards.
  • Fingerprint Template Size < 1KB
  • Verification speed < 700 ms


MFC-1160 MFC-1165 MFC-1168
Sensor v v v
MCU v v
Algorithm v v
Function parts reader independent lock systems
Application windows laptop, tablet, locker windows laptop, tablet locker


  • Personal handheld devices (Mobile/Tablet/Notebook)
  • Identification Card/Driver License Card/ID Card
  • Smart Card/Cold Wallet
  • Biometric authentication on card
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MFC-1160 160*160 pixel capacitive fingerprint sensor with IP67

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