Broadcom Introduces First NFC Chips in 40 NM to Drive Next Generation of Mobile Payments and Consumer Electronic Connectivity
Industry's Smallest and Most Power Efficient NFC Solution with Seamless Connectivity to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Opens Doors for Next Evolution of Wireless Innovation
- New BCM2079x solutions are the industry's first near field communications (NFC) chips manufactured in 40 nm CMOS process for smaller size and the industry's lowest power consumption
- Supports multiple embedded secure elements and/or SIM cards for contactless payment and secure applications
- Enables simplified connectivity with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for new innovations in device-to-device data/video transfer, pairing and connections
Manufactured in 40 nm CMOS technology, the new Broadcom® BCM2079x family slashes power consumption by more than 90 percent, uses 40 percent fewer components and has a 40 percent smaller board area, making it the smallest and most power efficient NFC solution on the market. The NFC controllers are platform agnostic with support for multiple secure elements or SIM cards — or both at the same time. In addition,
An accelerated adoption of NFC could transform the use of smartphones, advancing beyond contactless mobile payments and ticketing to enable radically simplified connectivity between the handset and other devices like Bluetooth headsets and Wi-Fi-enabled digital televisions. The proliferation of NFC has the ability to expand the usefulness of smartphones and inspire a range of new applications built on the ability to create simple, secure connections between devices and enable services with a touch of the phone.
Reduces power consumption:
Low power target detection mode, which leverages
Broadcom's innovative low-power techniques, reduces polling power consumption by more than 90 percent for longer battery life.
- Support for field power harvesting allows the chip to draw energy from the environment so it can support transactions even if the phone battery has expired.
- Low power target detection mode, which leverages
Reduces board space requirements and design complexity:
- Industry's smallest size chip integrates more external components, reducing total solution BOM (bill of materials) costs.
Easily pairs with
Broadcom's InConcert® BCM4330 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and FM combo chip for comprehensive connectivity solution.
Broadcomsoftware stack including Maestro™ middleware rounds out end-to-end solution for reduced design complexity, creative connectivity options and faster time to market.
Provides support and flexibility for all business models and future wireless innovation:
- Only NFC controller to integrate transaction-based Application ID (AID) routing for simultaneous support of multiple secure elements (both SIM and non-SIM) within a single device.
- Multiple SWP (single wire protocol) interfaces allow for standards-based SIM and embedded secure element integration.
Broadcomis also working closely with the NFC Forumto define and drive standards to ensure interoperability with other NFC devices.
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