News about Controller and NFC.
May 15th, 2013
Chip maker AMS has announced full availability of a new NFC chip which is designed to be integrated into a wide range of electronic devices to enable them to interact with NFC phones. The AS3953,...
April 30th, 2013
Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don't meet NFC Forum standards and won't work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The phone maker's original TecTile tags...
April 22nd, 2013
The 4G LTE G'zOne CA-201L is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, says Casio, and can be used for mobile payments applications as well as NFC read/write functions.
February 13th, 2013
A teardown of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone conducted by TechInsights shows that the device's NFC functionality is provided by an Inside Secure SecuRead NFC controller and secure element module. Earlier BlackBerry NFC phones also...
January 15th, 2013
"A possible usage scenario could be a dual SIM plus one microSD card configuration in one device," the Taiwan-based chip maker says. "It's a great way to empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling more flexible business models."
December 11th, 2012
The connectivity chip maker has launched the BCM43341, a combo chip that combines NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio and is designed to meet ever increasing demand from mass market mobile phone and consumer electronics device makers.
December 6th, 2012
Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm's Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World.
November 20th, 2012
Chip maker Broadcom has supplied the NFC controller used in Nintendo's Wii U games console, a teardown has revealed. The news represents the second significant design win for Broadcom in recent days, after it emerged...
November 14th, 2012
The new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile phone and tablet reference devices make use of a Broadcom NFC controller chip instead of the NXP chips Google used in earlier models. Broadcom has also contributed its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project.
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...
October 3rd, 2012
NXP has now shipped 100m of its PN544 NFC controllers, the company reports. "The NFC market continues to evolve rapidly," says NXP's Michael Maader. "NFC is coming to many new tablets, laptops, speakers and headsets...
September 25th, 2012
The NFC and contactless technology specialist has developed a way to turn NFC phones into "secured antennas" that can securely pull down sensitive data stored in the cloud and present it to a POS terminal or a contactless door lock — without the need to include an NFC secure element in the phone.
September 19th, 2012
HTC has announced its first two WP8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X with NFC and the Windows Phone 8S, which does not include NFC. The 8X, which includes a PN544 NFC controller from NXP, has...
September 18th, 2012
The new three chip solution makes it possible for handset makers to use a single antenna for both NFC and wireless charging, the chip maker says, increasing the charging area while reducing the overall footprint and improving safety.
July 11th, 2012
The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security.
June 27th, 2012
Google's Nexus 7 tablet, launched earlier today, contains a PN65 NFC controller from NXP. The chip features an embedded secure element to support secure NFC transactions such as payments, ticketing, and access control.
June 25th, 2012
Apple is testing iPhone prototypes equipped with NFC, according to 9to5Mac. The site mentions two pre-production devices, codenamed N41AP and N42AP, and says of information it has seen, "further investigation into this hardware code dump...
June 25th, 2012
Korean industrial PDA maker Catchwell is to build NFC into its Android and Windows Mobile 6.5 handheld computers. Devices will use Stollmann's NFC stack, which allows manufacturers to easily build systems using different operating systems...
June 18th, 2012
NFC and contactless specialist Inside Secure has announced that its MicroRead solution has become the first NFC controller chip design to be certified by the NFC Forum. "This certification offers increased assurance that products using...
June 13th, 2012
Chip maker Marvell has launched the Avastar 88W889, the first chip to include support for both 802.11ac WiFi and NFC. First announced at this year's Mobile World Congress, the new chip is designed to be...