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Cirque Corporation, the inventor and original developer of capacitive trackpad technology, continues to lead as the premier supplier of capacitive trackpads for the computer market. Cirque has expanded to offer specialized input solutions in markets like security, point of sale, industrial, automotive and more. 

Secure Solutions

Unique Secure Solutions

Cirque is the only touch technology company with a focus on the secure input market. We have been developing unique solutions for this market since 2003. 

Our secure capacitive touch technology uses proprietary and patented methods for securely scanning a capacitive sensor such as a touch screen or a capacitive PIN pad. With SecureSense, attackers cannot capture sensitive information from the input system. This protects user information like PIN numbers and passwords right at the point of entry.  This core technology is constantly evolving to keep up with evolving threats like side channel attacks. Secure sensing has been tested by independent laboratories to meet the stringent requirements of the payment industry for security (PCI PTS). 

Our platforms provide flexible implementation options for companies building secure devices. Our secure input components can be rapidly designed into customers designs, with options ranging from a SecureSense analog front end IC all the way to full secure crypto-processors with integrated touch sensing. 


Solution Platforms

GT4 Touch Screen Platform

GT4 offers state of the art touch features, with optional SecureSense capability making it ideal for secure terminals with a touch screen. High quality signature capture is a key requirement in the payment market and GT4 delivers with the ability to track a fine point (2mm) stylus and uniquely differentiate between stylus and fingers. For ultra-high performance signature capture, GT4 also supports Cirque's forensic quality XPen solution. 

Key Features

  • Supports 5 point multi-touch with a sample rate up to 200Hz.
  • Supports fine-point passive stylus.
  • Optimized for use near NFC and contactless payment fields.
  • Works with industry standard touch panel designs. 
  • Exceptional noise immunity.

K3 Cryptographic Touch Platform

K3 brings together Cirque SecureSense with a power crypto processor for a complete secure terminal solution platform. K3 is a platform consisting of Cirque's SecureSense touch controller, a secure microcontroller and complete firmware for cryptography and key management.   

With a 120 MHz ARM Cortex M4, on-board crypto modules and flash memory K3 provides an ideal foundation for designing secure terminals. The flexible firmware platform includes support for basic functions such as SecureSense touch input, LCD, USB, Bluetooth, contact and contactless card reading and more. 

Key Features

  • Supports 5 point multi-touch with a sample rate up to 200Hz.
  • On-board crypto modules: DES, 3DES, AES, RSA, SHA, MD5.
  • Battery backed tamper responsive with rapid erase crypto key storage. 
  • Reference DUKPT scheme available. 
  • Multiple I/O options: USB, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, CAN, SDHC, GPIO.
  • PCI PTS certified solution (targeted Sept. 2015). 

Alps Security Solutions

Alps Electric, Cirque's Parent Company, has an extensive set of products and solutions targeted at the security industry. 

Turn Key Solutions
Alps has extensive world wide manufacturing and design capabilities.  By combining these capabilities with Cirque's unique technology Alps is in an excellent position to offer hardware solutions to the payment and secure terminal market. Solution levels range from sub-assembly manufacturing to complete "finished goods" production and logistics. 

  • Global manufacturing and logistics capabilities. 
  • Specialized payment industry expertise.  
  • Alps and Cirque work closely to integrate Cirque's secure core technology into customer products. 

Alps Component Solutions

Alps is a premier global suppliers of electromechanical components. Everything from tact switches to bluetooth modules and thermal printers can be found in the Alps catalog. Alps components are engineering and manufactured to the highest quality standards. Utilizing Alps components in secure terminal designs ensures the best possible performance and reliability in the field. 

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K3 Development Kit

K3 Development Kit


XPen Forensic Signature Capture

XPen provides best-in-class signature capture at a very competitive price point. XPen is tied into the Cirque capacitive sensing system to provide the best possible performance. Sample rates as high as 550 samples per second ensure forensic quality signature capture. Because XPen is connected to the capacitive system it can perfectly differentiate between pen and finger inputs for resting hand rejection. 

Using a proprietary force sensing system XPen can achieve perfect touch down detection. This system is much more reliable that a traditional switch, and has been tested in excess of 2 million cycles with no failures. 

Product Case Studies

mPOS Terminal

The K3 platform is ideal for building low cost mobile point of sale (mPOS) devices. Full EMV support is critical to the future of payment, and K3 delivers with on-board support for IC cards, and full PIN entry capability for PIN pads or touch screens, powered by Cirque SecureSense capacitive touch.

Because K3 has PCI grade security built in, the cost of securing mPOS devices is reduced, while at the same time speeding time to market.  


Next Generation Multi-lane Terminal

Next generation payment terminals for multi-lane environments will feature large displays for showing high-resolution advertisements. Sleek form-factors drawing design cues from the tablet market will provide optional portability while also appearing familiar to users.

Cirque's GT4 provides this class of device with excellent signature capture while remaining low cost. SecureSense protects the touch screen to PCI standards, allowing PIN entry right on the touch screen.