Sunday, September 25, 2011

Broadcom Introduces NFC Chips in 40nm

Broadcom introduced its family of NFC chips implemented in 40nm silicon and designed for consumer electronics. Broadcom said it is committed to making NFC as ubiquitous as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are today.

The new BCM2079x family slashes power consumption by more than 90 percent, uses 40 percent fewer components and has a 40 percent smaller board area than existing solutions. The NFC controllers are platform agnostic with support for multiple secure elements or SIM cards — or both at the same time. In addition, Broadcom's advanced Maestro middleware allows new NFC applications to utilize Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities in the device to spur new innovations in user interface and media sharing.

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