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AMS offers developer kit for adding NFC to electronic devices

September 23rd, 2014

PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS, one of two NFC IC suppliers to Apple, has introduced a development kit and software stack designed to make it easy to build NFC functionality into routers, set-top boxes, automotive… More

Broadcom offers IoT developer kit

September 1st, 2014

Chip maker Broadcom has introduced Wiced Sense, a developer kit designed “to enable developers to rapidly prototype ideas and concepts for IoT devices and applications.” The kit includes a Broadcom BCM20737 Bluetooth Smart system-in-package (SiP)… 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.

ST offers NFC kit for IoT

February 14th, 2014

STMicroelectronics is introducing a kit for developers interested in using its M24SR dynamic NFC tags for internet of things applications. The M24SR Discovery kit “contains everything engineers need to start adding NFC connectivity to any kind of electrical device, from fitness watches and loudspeakers to washing machines and water meters,” says ST.

Hoverkey adds NFC security to Android apps

February 13th, 2013

Android users can ditch their passwords and instead wave a contactless smart card over their phone or tablet to securely log in to apps and access encrypted data. More

Identive adds NFC SDKs

January 21st, 2013

Identive has announced two new NFC software development kits, the US$79 NFC-NDEF Tag Editor Kit and the US$252 NFC Plug & Play Starter Kit. “Our two new NFC SDKs provide application developers with easy-to-use tools to help leverage and promote the growing interest in NFC technology across a wide array of markets,” says Identive’s David Holmes. Both kits are available from February.

Samsung Arndale board offers NFC support

November 19th, 2012

A new Android development board which supports NFC is due to start shipping this week. Samsung’s Arndale development board is intended for mobile app developers and is designed to offer more flexible debugging features and… More

STMicro offers batteryless NFC developer kit

November 15th, 2012

A new developer kit from STMicroelectronics is designed to provide engineers with everything they need to start designing battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with NFC smartphones. The M24LR Discovery Kit is based on… More

HID Global adds iClass SE reader module

November 6th, 2012

HID Global has added a reader module and a developer tool kit (DTK) for its iClass SE secure credentials platform. “Our new reader module enables third-party developers to build a broad range of products that simplify… More

Cirque offers NFC trackpad kit

October 24th, 2012

Capacitive touch technology specialist Cirque has introduced an evaluation kit for its GlidePoint NFC solution, which integrates an NFC antenna directly into the trackpad on a laptop or other personal computing device. “These kits provide all the necessary hardware and software for OEM companies to assess implementing multiple inputs, such as touch and NFC sensing, into their products,” says the company.

Airtag releases Mobile PayPass development kit

October 17th, 2012

NFC specialist Airtag has launched Airtag Kit, an all-in-one tool set designed to make it easier for banks, financial institutions and mobile network operators to develop MasterCard Mobile PayPass wallet applications. The Airtag Kit includes a… 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

Infineon releases NFC SDK in US

August 7th, 2012

Chip maker Infineon Technologies is now offering an application developer kit for Type 2 NFC tags in the US. The US$99 kit includes SLE66R01 series NFC tags in two form factors and an SLE66R32 contactless card, as well as programming information and application notes. The tags come with up to 2kbytes of usable memory.

Tagage upgrades NFC developer kit

May 21st, 2012

NFC tag supplier TagAge has launched a new version of its NFC Developer Kit, designed to provide NFC application developers with a way to easily test a range of different types of tag. The new kit… More

Ericsson launches NFC TSM development kit

May 8th, 2012

Global mobile commerce platform provider Ericsson IPX has announced an NFC Trusted Service Manager (TSM) development kit that allows secure NFC application developers to test their apps in a live, controlled environment. The development kit… More

Proxama launches NFC payment testing kit

November 22nd, 2011

“With our unique kit, vendors and card issuers will now be able to see for themselves how NFC contactless payments will impact on their customers,” says Proxama CEO Neil Garner. More

SCM launches NFC dev kit

September 30th, 2011

SCM Microsystems has announced an NFC solutions development kit that includes reader modules, drivers, source code examples for handling device-to-tag and peer-to-peer NFC applications, software development tools, and documentation. The kit will be available from parent company Identive’s online store from mid-October.

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

Identive opens online NFC store

July 18th, 2011

Identive Group, which is supplying NFC stickers to the Google Places NFC trial in Austin, Texas, has opened an online store for NFC products. The store offers an NFC software development kit, an NFC reader/writer… More

NFC news in brief • 3 May 2011

May 3rd, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: New online NFC store • eBay buys hyperlocal ads firm • Connecthings launches reader/writer app • Google’s Groupon rival hits Portland • Chase offers chip and pin in US • Visa and Gap working on real-time mobile discounts • Nokia to transfer Symbian jobs • and a brace of research reports… More

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