NFC Controller, NFC booster and Secure Elements

Near field communication (NFC) technology is at the heart of an expanding spectrum of easy-to-use, intuitive, contactless applications. Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearables and connected PCs are increasingly integrating NFC technology to enable contactless payment as well as transport and access control features.

ST’s solutions to build the most effective and secure NFC applications

ST provides an exhaustive offer of NFC and Secure Element products and solutions to address secure mobile transaction applications: from the ST21NFC state-of-the-art NFC Controller to the ST54 System-in-Package integrating the widely deployed ST33 Secure Element. 

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New brochure: Discover ST’s complete product portfolio that helps you build the most effective and secure solutions for all your NFC applications.

nfc controller
  • Boosted for tiny and metal cover antenna
  • Reduced Bill of Material
  • Low Power mode
embedded secure element
  • GP2.2 Operating System
  • Large user Memory
  • DFN, WLCSP or BGA stacked with NFC
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  • Combined NFC & SE
  • Multi application & NFC

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ST21NFCD in TCL Communication’s Alcatel 3V Smartphone for an Outstanding Contactless User Experience

Prioritizing enhanced user experience and convenience through Alcatel 3V’s NFC features, TCL Communication selected ST’s NFC-controller chip for its unique technology that boosts RF performance without draining battery life. ST’s technology ensures robust connectivity for fast and reliable contactless payments, e-ticket transactions, peer-to-peer data transfer, and emerging use cases including interacting with “physical-web” objects like smart posters or store-shelves. Superior RF performance also helped TCL Communication to streamline certification to mandatory stringent EMVCo, GSMA and NFC Forum standards for handsets.

The ST21NFCD contains many integrated features that minimize circuit size and bill-of-materials costs. These include a clock generator (with the option to use an external reference clock or quartz crystal), as well as on-chip power-management and battery-voltage monitoring that boost energy efficiency and extend run-time. Integrated eFlash with a secure firmware update mechanism also provides flexibility to apply upgrades and security packs over the air.

For more information on ST21NFCD, click here.