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Salt Lake City, UT 84120
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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 Input 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 and overlay 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 touch controller IC all the way to full secure terminal reference designs. 

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Solution Platforms

GT5 Touch Screen Platform

GT5 is Cirque's 5th generation touch screen platform that offers state of the art features, with optional SecureSense™ capability making it ideal for secure terminals with a touch screen. With SecureSense protection, it is not necessarily to implement costly and complicated physical protection of the touch screen. GT5 also protects against overlay and bezel attacks using advanced compensation algorithms and data obfuscation methods.  

High quality signature capture is a key requirement in the payment market and GT4 delivers with the ability to track a fine point stylus and uniquely differentiate between stylus and fingers. GT5 supports touch screen sizes up to 10 inches to support the latest tablet-style POS terminal designs. 

Key Features

  • SecureSense™ for secure touch input.
    • GT5 has been evaluated by independent laboratories to be compliant with PCI PTS (v4.x).  
  • Supports 5 point multi-touch.
  • Supports fine-point passive stylus.
  • Supports touch screens up to 10 inches (single IC). 
  • System on chip with available embedded Linux driver for easy design integration.
  • Optimized for use near NFC and contactless payment fields.
  • Works with industry standard touch panel designs. 
 

POS Terminal Reference Designs

Cirque has partnered with NXP to provide a complete reference designs for point of sale and secure terminals. Based on NXP's Tower® System, it is easy to mix and match development hardware based on your design requirements. POS terminal specific tower cards available include contact and contactless card readers. 

These reference designs are powered by a Kinetis® secure processor and feature Cirque SecureSense™ PIN pads. These designs are PCI PTS POI v4.x certified to provide a confident foundation for developing secure hardware. 

Key Features

  • Based on NXP Kinetis® K21 or K81 secure microcontrollers.
    • ARM® Cortex® M4
    • Battery backed tamper protection
    • Multiple memory options available
    • On-board crypto accelerators 
  • Secure PIN pad powered by Cirque SecureSense™ capacitive scanning. 
  • EMVco L1 contact and contactless stacks provided by NXP
  • EMVco L2 contact and contactless stacks provided by CardTek
  • Reference firmware platform for common POS PED functions such as crypto and DUKPT key management.
  • Multiple I/O options: USB, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, CAN, SDHC, GPIO.
  • Certifications
    • PCI PTS POI v4.x (K21 complete, K81 pending)
    • EMVco Contact and Contactless L1

For more information on these reference platforms, visit NXP's website or contact Cirque using the form below. 

 

Legacy Solutions


While GT5 is generally recommended for new designs, point of sale terminals are in the market for a long time. Thats why Cirque provides on-going support for our prior solution platforms. 

  • GT4 - Secure Touch Screen Platform
  • K2 - Secure Touch Screen and Keypad Platform
  • Pinnacle - Secure Touch Screen Platform 

For very large secure touch screens (larger then 10 inches), GT4 is still our recommended solution. For questions or information about these platforms please contact Cirque.  

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K81 based Tower System including option LCD and card reader modules (Image provided by NXP)

K81 based Tower System including option LCD and card reader modules

(Image provided by NXP)

K81 based Tower System block diagram (click for full image) (Image provided by NXP)

K81 based Tower System block diagram (click for full image)

(Image provided by NXP)