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Secure Wearables to boost your contactless payment designs

Our comprehensive platform approach offers customers a large choice of products and solutions for secure wearable applications including payment, transport, and multiple contactless services.

ST offers a complete range of turnkey pre-certified solutions for most payment and transit schemes (EMVCo, PBOC, VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover, and MIFARE®), from ST31 secure microcontrollers to full-scale NFC solutions based on state-of-the-art ST53 and ST54 systems-in-package integrating a Secure Element.

ST's boostedNFCTM technology is ideal for applications that require a card emulation function, but are environmentally challenged or have limited space for the antenna. Our STS392x family of advanced analog front-ends implement Active Load Modulation technology and guarantee reliable NFC & contactless transactions on wearables in challenging metallic environments or that require a very small antenna.

ST provides a comprehensive development environment and design package to:

  • Simplify the software integration: Compatible with most operating systems including Linux, Android, RTOS, and Windows, ST lowers the cost for developers by providing multi-application support with optimized solutions including intuitive SDK platforms for integrating contactless services around any microcontroller architecture.
  • Simplify the hardware integration: Reference designs, expansion boards, and design guidelines are available to help developers come up with the best solution for their applications
  • Simplify the deployment: Integration with the most popular trusted service managers (TSM) and pre-certification services help reduce time to market as well as development costs

STPay-Boost and Fidesmo bring secure contactless transactions to wearables

STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo have created a turnkey active solution for secure contactless payments on smart watches and other wearable technology. The complete payment system-on-chip (SoC) is based on ST’s STPay-Boost IC, which combines a hardware secure element to protect transactions and a contactless controller featuring proprietary active-boost technology that maintains reliable NFC connections even in devices made with metallic materials. Its single-chip footprint fits easily within wearable form factors.

Fidesmo’s MasterCard MDES tokenization platform completes the solution by allowing the user to load the personal data needed for payment transactions. Convenient Over-The-Air (OTA) technology makes personalization a simple step for the user without any special equipment.

For more information about STPay-Boost, click here

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