Sony announces universal NFC reader/writer for FeliCa plus type A & B platforms. Samples at $6 ship end of Nov. http://bit.ly/sgEXiu
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In order to realize a non-contact clearing function etc., to the short-distance wireless-communications standard NFC of having used the frequency of the 13.56-MHz belt widely adopted as a mobile phone, an IC card, etc.,There is non-contact IC technology of Type A/Type B used mainly by FeliCa, Europe, and the U.S. which have mainly spread in Japan or Asia.On the other hand, while the spread of the mobile settlement of accounts by a smart phone is expected globally, it corresponded to three non-contact IC technology, and improving a user’s convenience has been called for.
NFC wireless-communications LSI “CXD2235AGG” developed this time realizes transmission and reception of the communication data corresponding to these three non-contact IC technology, and correspondence of it is attained at mobile settlement of accounts with the terminal which uses NFC in and outside the country.In addition, it becomes usable as attestation functions, such as information acquisition from the poster which embedded NFC Tag*3, communication between apparatus and Bluetooth, and WiFi, by having carried the leader / writer function.
Moreover, the automatic distinction function of FeliCa/Type A/Type B carried in this LSI realized high-speed response processing required as the user interface which does not need the operation before settlement of accounts by FeliCa like mobile FeliCa.
“CXD2235AGG” applied the technology cultivated by development of LSI for digital broadcasting as a recovery circuit of communication data, and realized the outstanding receiving performance.Furthermore, it can contribute to part mark reduction of smart phones, etc. by having realized mobile FeliCa correspondence NFC by one LSI.
This LSI is widely sold to a smart phone maker in and outside the country for [ of Japan ] mobile phones.