Today, there are two predominant types of printers; laser printers which use a powdered ink (toner) and inkjet printers, which are generally less expensive and use liquid ink.
For over two decades, ST has been selling ASIC solutions for home and office printers. In addition to off-the-shelf integrated motor drivers, we have developed a range of AC-DC and DC-DC power management solutions that, together with our wireless and wired connectivity solutions, motion and environmental MEMS sensors, STM32 microcontrollers and protection devices, can help developers design cost-effective printers for commercial, industrial and personal use.
ST25DV-I2C discovery kit demonstration using ST25R3911B reader
Short introduction video to learn more about NFC or Near-Field Communication.