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Premo introduces compact NFC antenna

March 19th, 2014

A new NFC antenna aimed at today’s slimmer smartphones has been introduced by Premo. The ZC1003HF measures 10mm by 10mm by 3.1mm high and uses a z-axis design to reduce board space while offering up… More

NXP to demo NFC national ID app

March 6th, 2014

An Android NFC app that lets German citizens use their national ID card to prove their identity in a variety of situations is to be presented by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior at… More

New Mini gets NFC key cap option

March 5th, 2014

Buyers of the new Mini F56 will be able to customize the design of their car key by choosing an official aftermarket ‘key cap’ that supports NFC and will be available from Mini dealers worldwide…. More

NXP demos Qi with NFC

February 27th, 2014

NXP is demonstrating two reference designs that combine Qi wireless charging and NFC functionality at MWC 14. “The next generation of Qi wireless charging pads with NFC will enable users to stream music to their Bluetooth speakers and deliver useful content to their mobile devices as they are charging — all the while economizing on overall power consumption,” says NXP’s Rick Dumont.

Smartrac adds Ntag213 tags

February 26th, 2014

Smartrac‘s widely used BullsEye, Midas and Circus NFC tags are now available with NXP’s latest generation Ntag213 chips built in. The new Ntag213 NFC tags come with 144 bytes of user memory with password protection and are compatible with NFC Forum Type 2 tag and ISO/IEC14443 Type A standards. They also offer UID mirroring, enabling every tag to be easily identified as unique without requiring users to encode tags with serial numbers.

NXP updates NFC controller for HCE

February 26th, 2014

NXP has updated its PN547 NFC controller‘s firmware and middleware to provide enhanced support for host card emulation (HCE) transactions. “NFC to a secure element is ultimately a routing function between the point of sale… More

NXP offers prizes to NFC devs

February 24th, 2014

NXP has teamed up with Microsoft, Lenovo and Identive to run an NFC Windows Application Contest. Cash prizes totalling US$22,500 are on offer, plus NFC development kits and US$100 Amazon vouchers. The free-to-enter competition is a “unique opportunity to learn about NFC on Windows 8 and 8.1, propose application ideas and receive everything needed to prototype it,” says NXP.

NXP reports slowdown in NFC revenue growth

February 10th, 2014

NXP Semiconductors has reported a slowdown in revenue growth for its NFC business in 2013 but says it is optimistic that business will pick up again during the second half of this year. During what… More

Toughphone adds rugged handset

January 13th, 2014

Phone maker The Toughphone has launched an NFC-enabled rugged smartphone with a ‘push to talk’ application that allows voice communications to be made instantly over the network’s data connection, like a walkie talkie. The IP-67 certified Defender is powered by a 1GHz quad core processor and runs Android 4.2. The dual-SIM handset features an NXP PN544 NFC controller and also boasts an 8 megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi.

NXP and EnOcean demo NFC smart lighting

January 10th, 2014

Chip maker NXP has teamed up with smart home specialist EnOcean at CES 2014 to show a solution that uses NFC to make it easy for homeowners to set up and add wireless lighting elements… More

CES visitors get NFC badges

January 6th, 2014

Attendees at this week’s 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas are being provided with NFC  badges that can be used to exchange business credentials and retrieve product information from other NFC devices as well… More

RapidNFC adds NTAG213 stickers

December 4th, 2013

Online retailer RapidNFC has begun offering NFC tags containing NXP’s NTAG213, an NFC chip with added security features, 144 bytes of user memory and a counter that stores how many times it has been read. The tag is available in both clear and white sticker format and can be purchased directly from RapidNFC’s website.

NXP develops NFC chip for Intel

November 25th, 2013

NXP Semiconductors has developed a new version of its PN544 NFC controller chip for Intel and MasterCard. The latest PN544PC controller enables shoppers to pay for online purchases by simply tapping their contactless card or NFC phone to an NFC reader built into computers using fourth generation Intel Core processors.

NXP adds ESD protection for NFC phone antennas

November 6th, 2013

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new series of diodes designed to protect NFC antennas and controllers in mobile devices against damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). “The NFC antenna is often integrated into the battery cover… More

Smartrac launches BullsEye nTag210 for high volume NFC applications

September 26th, 2013

NFC and RFID tag manufacturer Smartrac has launched a new tag that is designed to provide a high performance and cost-effective option for high volume NFC applications that require simple URL addresses and unique identifiers… More

RapidNFC offers NFC Christmas cards

September 25th, 2013

Tag supplier RapidNFC has teamed up with London-based Freestyle Print to offer a range of Christmas cards that include an NFC tag programmed with a link to the sender’s choice of digital content. Each tag… More

RapidNFC adds postcards with built in tags

August 22nd, 2013

Tag supplier RapidNFC has launched a range of customisable postcards with NFC. NXP NTAG203 tags are integrated into the postcards using a lamination process developed by London-based Freestyle Print that allows marketing materials to be… More

NXP begins shipping NFC tags that can wake up a host device

August 14th, 2013

A new tag IC that can wake up a host device when it senses another NFC device in close proximity is now available from chip maker NXP. Like the already-available NTAG203F, the NTAG21xF family of… More

Birdie brings NFC to golf ball markers

August 13th, 2013

A US-based startup has added NFC to golf ball markers, allowing tournament organisers to pre-load lunch and drinks credits or golf buggy access rights before a game tees off. Sensorstream’s Birdie is a waterproof, coin-sized… More

NXP picks Micropross for testing

August 12th, 2013

NXP is using Micropross’s Contactless Test Station for its EMVCo level one testing. The chip maker chose the all-in-one test equipment because of its EMVCo, NFC Forum and ISO testing capabilities as well as “its superior level of automation and its unique validated status,” says NXP.

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