STMicroelectronics enables NFC connectivity support for Windows 8


STMicroelectronics announced that it worked with
Microsoft to enable ST’s NFC solution support for the upcoming Windows 8
operating system.


ST will demonstrate its NFC solution at the Microsoft
BUILD conference, September 13-16, 2011 in Anaheim, CA. 


ST is enabling NFC connectivity in future Windows 8-based
devices facilitating new types of short-range, security-enhanced and convenient
communication among all these devices. Running on Windows 8, ST’s ST21NFCA NFC
router can provide Reader/Writer, Peer-to-Peer and Card Emulation communication
modes, as well as I2C and SPI connectivity to the host processor and several
connections to optional Secure Elements.


“As an early supporter of Windows 8, ST has a unique
opportunity to enable plug-and-play NFC features on upcoming Windows 8-based
tablets and PCs,” said Marie-France Florentin, general manager, Secure
Microcontrollers Division at STMicroelectronics.


“With the NFC support for Windows 8, end users will
enjoy new and convenient ways of interacting and sharing data with their peers,”
Florentin added.


ST’s offering integrates all the necessary hardware and
software for a complete NFC system, supporting all existing contactless
standards for proximity and vicinity. The main components are the NFC router
(ST21NFCA) with associated software, Secure Elements (the ST33 family), NFC
forum tags and dual-interface EEPROM solutions.


Recently, STMicroelectronics announced the strengthening
of its position in the Near-Field Communication (NFC) market by extending
user’s ability to read, write and transfer information on ST’s dual-interface
Memory to a broad range of industrial and consumer applications.


By Team

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