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System-on-chip (SoC)

News about System-on-chip (SoC) and NFC.

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

Qualcomm launches NFC controller chip

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. More

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

Arm to add NFC mobile wallet support

February 10th, 2012

Mobile phone chip leader Arm is working with Proxama to create secure future payment mechanisms for mobile handsets, the UK-based NFC specialist has announced. The two companies are working together to integrate Arm’s TrustZone technology, which creates… More

Broadcom unveils NFC technology for sub-$100 smartphones

January 10th, 2012

The BCM21552G is a single chip that incorporates a modem and application processor as well as support for NFC and is designed for smartphones retailing at under US$100. More

New Broadcom chips signal next stage of the mobile wallet wars

September 27th, 2011

The company’s new NFC controller chips allow multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time, making it possible for consumers to use both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier. More

Broadcom announces NFC security chip for PCs and tablets

June 2nd, 2011

The chip maker has announced a secure application processor for PCs and tablets which includes an NFC interface and is designed to handle keys and credentials. More

ST-Ericsson to add NFC to wireless platforms

April 4th, 2011

The chief chip architect of wireless platform and semiconductor maker ST-Ericsson has said the company will integrate NFC capabilities in its platforms alongside other connectivity functions, ITProPortal reports. Louis Tannyeres did not give details about timing, but… More