NXP’s NFC solution implemented in Galaxy Nexus from Google

NXP Semiconductors announced that the
Galaxy Nexus from Google incorporates NXP’s near field communication (NFC)
solution PN65N.

Featuring a NFC radio controller and an
embedded Secure Element, the PN65N is also validated and integrated on the
latest release of Android 4.0.

“NXP is the undisputed market leader
in NFC and the only company that offers the complete NFC product portfolio
including software, radio controller, Secure Element, and NFC tags. This
enables us to deliver not only components but total solutions to our customers
worldwide,” said Jeff Miles, vice president, mobile transactions, NXP

The availability of NXP’s open-source NFC
software on Ice Cream Sandwich enables mobile phone and now also tablet
manufacturers to quickly and easily design NFC-enabled, Android-based mobile

Galaxy Nexus offers the full NFC potential
based on a mature and proven software stack. The NFC software has been
extensively field tested on the Gingerbread version of Android and has already
been deployed on the first NFC-enabled Google Experience Device, Nexus S.

A new feature introduced in Galaxy Nexus is
Android Beam which, using NFC technology, allows to instantly share information
such as web pages, YouTube videos, maps, directions, and other apps by simply
tapping two NFC-enabled phones together.

NXP’s open-source NFC software stack
supports full NFC functionality enabling many NFC use cases and applications
such as proximity marketing, smart poster reading, data sharing, quick social
media check-in or device pairing.

The PN65N features an embedded Secure
Element, which uses the same proven and tested NXP security solution found in
bank cards; electronic passports; transportation and ticketing; physical access
and other contactless applications. The PN65N is pin-to-pin compatible with the
PN544 NFC radio controller giving manufacturers the choice to design with or
without the secure element.

For application developers, Android support
for NXP’s complete NFC solution provides a unique opportunity to create new
applications for mobile payment/secure card emulation, tag read/write and
peer-to-peer communication, bringing the full NFC experience to consumers.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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