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TI opens NFC wearable design challenge

June 11th, 2015

Semiconductor maker Texas Instruments is running an NFC wearable design challenge, inviting developers to use its RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor transponder to create wearable health and fitness applications. “Developers can log on to the TI E2E Launch Your Design Portal and submit product and design ideas that utilize TI’s fully programmable NFC sensor transponder,” the company says.

TI offers NFC sensors

December 12th, 2014

Texas Instruments has introduced an integrated NFC sensor transponder that combines an ISO 15693 compliant NFC interface with a programmable microcontroller, non-volatile FRAM, an analog-to-digital converter and SPI and I2C interface. Aimed at industrial, medical, wearables and internet of things (IoT) applications, the RF430FRL15xH will enable developers to “design products that require an analog or digital interface, data-logging capabilities and data transfers to an NFC-enabled reader.”

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

TI adds NFC chips for vehicles

January 9th, 2013

Texas Instruments has launched a family of wireless combo-connectivity solutions for the automotive industry at the CES show. The new the WiLink 8Q system-on-chip family features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS options… More

Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

November 19th, 2012

The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More

Infineon gains support for DCLB

November 12th, 2012

Ten device manufacturers are now using Infineon‘s Digital Contactless Bridge (DCLB) interface to enable a fast and secure connection between an embedded secure element and an NFC modem, the chip maker reports. Licensees include Texas Instruments, Inside Secure, MicroPross, MtekVision, Crocus Technology and Keolabs.

Stollmann adds support for Texas Instruments NFC chips

October 29th, 2012

Software stack specialist Stollmann has expanded its NFC stack to include support for Texas Instruments’ TI TRF79xx family of NFC chips. “The optimized use of TI NFC hardware in combination with the flexibility of Stollmann… More

Texas Instruments adds smart meter development board with NFC

October 10th, 2012

Texas Instruments has unveiled a development board for smart meters that includes support for NFC. The Smart Meter Board “is a unique modular and scalable environment that lets developers include multiple wired and wireless communication protocols… More

Telecom Italia to test NFC in Milan

February 27th, 2012

The Italian mobile network operator is to work with French technology cluster Pole SCS on the development of a range of innovative NFC services which will be introduced first in the city of Milan from later this year. More

TI enters NFC phone chip market

February 13th, 2012

The semiconductor giant has launched WiLink 8.0, a new family of all-in-one combo chips that include an integrated NFC controller chip and come “paired and pre-tested” with embedded secure element chips from both Infineon and NXP. More

Plug-in dongle adds internet to TV — and comes with NFC

January 10th, 2012

Always Innovating has shown off a reference design for an NFC-enabled plug-in device that transforms any television with an HDMI input into an internet-connected screen. The WiFi and Bluetooth equipped portable set-top box runs Android… More

TI NFC tech heads to POS

October 5th, 2011

Chinese POS specialist ViewAt has produced a reference design for a modular point of sale system that incorporates PCI security and NFC capabilities. The device, based on Texas Instruments components including the new TRF7970A NFC chip, is aimed at helping POS manufacturers reduce development time as they bring NFC-compatible terminals to market.

Texas Instruments enters NFC market

August 9th, 2011

TI has announced its first NFC product, an NFC transceiver that supports peer-to-peer communications and card emulation as well as read/write functionality and is designed to be built into a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer products. More

NXP denies takeover talks — but reveals price it could accept

April 12th, 2011

Chip maker NXP is not in takeover talks, its chief executive has said, although he would consider an offer like the one Texas Instruments made for National Semiconductor, Reuters reports. NXP, which along with Sony has been at the… More

Gentag announces low-cost NFC/RFID phone

February 10th, 2011

The US$119 GT-601 NFC handset is designed for “people who are concerned only with basic voice communication, mobile payments, social networks, and diagnostics using a low-cost mobile wireless device,” says Gentag.  More

Broadcom to enter NFC market, buys Innovision for $47.5m

Broadcom to enter NFC market, buys Innovision for $47.5m

June 18th, 2010

Semiconductor giant Broadcom Corporation has announced it has agreed to acquire UK-based NFC specialist Innovision Research & Technology in a deal valued at US$47.5m. Innovision has developed a suite of designs, patents and expertise, known… More

Innovision unveils next-generation NFC phone technology

June 4th, 2010

Adding NFC functionality to a mobile phone will soon cost less than a dollar, says Innovision’s Stephen Graham, with 15% to 20% of all the handsets shipped in 2012 set to include the company’s low-cost NFC technology. More

ABI ranks contactless transaction and NFC chip suppliers

ABI ranks contactless transaction and NFC chip suppliers

November 13th, 2009

NXP Semiconductor has been ranked at the top of the latest edition of ABI Research’s Contactless Transaction IC Vendor Matrix. Inside Contactless and Infineon Technologies claimed the second and third spots in the matrix, which… More

Innovision deals expected to lead to low-cost mass market NFC phones

Innovision deals expected to lead to low-cost mass market NFC phones

June 1st, 2009

Three new licensing deals should see NFC being built into mass market handsets for under $1 — but not until 2013, says Innovision CEO David Wollen. More

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