The new NFC SiP devices from STMicroelectronics packs NFC controller, embedded secure element with up to 1.28MB of eFlash. ST21NFCD features active load modulation and supports card emulation, reader/writer and peer-to-peer communication modes.The device is compliant with NFC Forum’s NCI 2.0 specifications, ISO/IEC 18092 NFC Interface and Protocol (NFCIP), and payment standards including EMVCo latest revisions. ST21NFCD is pre-certified in accordance with the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB for integration in smartphones and such mobile devices enabling them to read MIFARE Classic encrypted NFC tags.
The features such as battery voltage monitoring and built in power management allows the device to reduce the impact on runtime in a host system such as Smart phone. With its high RF sensitivity, it only require miniature antennas and there is an option to use external clock. The high output from the chip makes the DC/DC booster optional.
The embedded secure element eSE is a ST33 secure microcontroller certified to high security standards including Common Criteria EAL5+ and EMVCo for financial applications to protect against duplication and hacking, which leverages ARM SecurCore SC300 core and supports secure operating systems (OS) running Java Card and GlobalPlatform.
ST54F integrates the ST21NFCD with the popular ST33G1M2 Secure Element with up to 1.28MB of eFlash. The ST54H embeds a more advanced ST33J2M0 Secure Element with up to 2MB eFlash and twice the performance of the ST33G1M2 to connect with new digital secure applications from service providers.
ST21NFCD and the new ST54 SiPs are in volume production, each packaged in 4mm x 4mm x 0.8mm 64-pin WFBGA.