Sunday, May 22, 2011

Infineon Develops Security Microcontroller for NFC

Infineon Technologies is launching its latest security microcontroller for NFC applications: the embedded Secure Element. The new device, which is compatible with all common mobile phone operating systems, provides security for NFC applications such as mobile payment, ticketing and access control.

As a long-standing member of the NFC Forum, Infineon has played a part in shaping NFC. The company provides several chips supporting the security functions for contactless NFC connectivity technology in mobile devices: via an NFC security microcontroller for the SIM card, via the embedded Secure Element hardwired to the mobile phone electronics, and via a Secure Element which can be incorporated in a microSD card.