Texas Instruments announced their MS320C6748 DSP development kit. The TI C6748 DSP kit is ideal for real-time analytics applications such as fingerprint recognition and face detection. The C6748 DSP development kit is also ideal for other digital signal processing applications, such as audio and communications. The TI C6748 DSP development kit is available for $195. The C6748 SYS/BIOS Software Development Kit (SDK) is pre-loaded with the C6748 StarterWare software package.
The MK67Q5250 fingerprint matching module, from OKI Semiconductor, is designed to speed implementation of automated fingerprint identification and access control. The MK67Q5250 is ideal for locks and garage door openers to portable devices, computer workstations, and POS terminals. The MK67Q5250 is sampling now. The MK67Q5250 module is priced at $90 (US) for small quantities.