Zero-Tuning System-in-Package Facilitates NFC deployment

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Zero-Tuning System-in-Package Facilitates NFC deployment
Zero-Tuning System-in-Package Facilitates NFC deployment

Inside Secure introduces the all-in-one ComboPulse secure near field communication (NFC) system-in-package (SiP). This is a drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices. 

 

Combining a PicoPulse NFC RF front end “booster” chip, a VaultSecure secure element with Java Card OS, an antenna and all passive components in a tiny DFN8 package, the new SiP requires no additional hardware, no external antenna and no tuning to add NFC card emulation and peer-to-peer functions to mobile products at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional NFC solutions.

 

The NFC card emulation capability allows the mobile device to be used like a contactless smart card to communicate with standard contactless POS and other terminals to make purchases, validate tickets and coupons, accumulate loyalty points and perform banking and other secure transactions. Peer-to-peer (P2P) mode operation can simplify Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing between two consumer electronic devices. P2P can be used to easily exchange content or information with any NFC Forum compliant device and may be used to interact with a variety of TVs, cameras, security systems and other home devices.

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