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ams AG, formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and still known as AMS, is a multinational semiconductor manufacturer


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A complete blueprint for ultra-compact NFC designs

A complete blueprint for ultra-compact NFC designs
  ams' proven boostedNFC technology, which enables reliable NFC coupling in space-constrained devices, has been implemented in a complete system development board compatible with the popular STM32 family MCUs from STMicroelectronics.
18th November 2015

NFC solution supports contactless payments & ticketing

NFC solution supports contactless payments & ticketing
ams AG has announced a NFC solution for manufacturers of smart watches, wristbands and other space-constrained devices, enabling them to reliably support contactless payments and ticketing. The AS3921 is an NFC Analogue Front End (AFE) with the unique boostedNFC technology from ams, which increases the useable operating volume of an NFC reader by up to 900% when compared to conventional NFC implementations.
27th October 2015

Switching boost converter extends Li-ion run-time

Switching boost converter extends Li-ion run-time
ams has introduced the AS1383, an efficient, ultra-compact switching boost converter which helps extend run-time in single-cell Li-ion battery applications. The converter provides outputs of 2.7-5.0V from an input voltage range of 2.7-5.5V. It is available with an adjustable output voltage, or a factory-programmed fixed output voltage. Depending on the input voltage, it can provide a maximum output current of up to 200mA.
20th October 2015


RFID reader IC enables rugged handheld scanner

RFID reader IC enables rugged handheld scanner
ams has announced that the 1153, a rugged, wearable RFID scanner made by Technology Solutions Limited, uses the highly-integrated, low-power AS3993 reader IC. The small, light 1153 Bluetooth Wearable RAIN (UHF) RFID Reader, which measures 10.2x5.5x5.6cm and weighs just 157g, has a palm strap so it can easily be worn on the back of the user’s hand, as well as an anchor point for attachment to a tablet computer.
13th October 2015

Wearable module provides digital heart rate metrics

Wearable module provides digital heart rate metrics
ams has announced the launch of the AS7000, the first member of a family of health/fitness solutions aimed at wearable devices. The AS7000 solution incorporates a highly integrated optical sensor module accompanied by software to provide industry-leading, highest accuracy optical Heart Rate Measurements (HRM) and Heart Rate Variation (HRV) readings, backed by opto-mechanical design-in support from ams.
6th October 2015

NFC reader IC selected for car door locking module

NFC reader IC selected for car door locking module
ams AG has announced that automotive equipment supplier Marquardt is using its AS3914 NFC reader IC in a series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules. Marquardt chose the AS3914 because it enables very reliable NFC coupling even when mounted in close proximity to sheet metal. The device also offers lower average power consumption than competing NFC reader ICs.
27th May 2015

NFC interface chip offers energy harvesting

NFC interface chip offers energy harvesting
ams has launched the AS3955, an NFC interface Chip (NFiC), which offers energy harvesting and data transfer capabilities. Like its predecessor the AS3953, the AS3955 provides a contactless bridge between an NFC reader and any MCU. However, the AS3955 can also act as a power supply for the host device, harvesting as much as 5mA at 4.5V (enough to charge a Li-ion cell battery) from the RF energy radiated by an NFC reader.
22nd May 2015

96% efficient 1A buck converter extends battery life

96% efficient 1A buck converter extends battery life
ams has announced a 1A synchronous buck converter with the wide input voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by current required in designs powered by a single-cell lithium-ion battery. The AS1382 step-down converter operates from an input range of 2.7-5.5V and provides an output down to as little as 0.6V.
23rd April 2015

Devkit makes it easy to add NFC to MCU systems

Devkit makes it easy to add NFC to MCU systems
Providing a blueprint for an NFC implementation in any MCU-based system, ams has introduced the AS3911 NFC development kit and interface software stack. Using the kit, OEM designers do not need to implement a complete, proprietary software interface between a host MCU, its operating system and the NFC reader IC.
22nd September 2014

World’s first stand-alone NFC microSD card certified for Visa and MasterCard mobile payments uses AS3922 from ams

World’s first stand-alone NFC microSD card certified for Visa and MasterCard mobile payments uses AS3922 from ams
ams AG announced that US-based DeviceFidelity, Inc. is using unique ams RF technology in its latest CredenSE 2.10 Near Field Communication (NFC) microSD card to enable secure, certified NFC transmissions between any mobile phone and contactless payment terminals from Visa and MasterCard. 
11th February 2014

Getting smart about sensing

When coupled with native support for NFC in smartphones and tablets, NFC-enabled implantable sensors could lead to a revolution in diabetes testing and much more. Oluf Alminde, Senior Marketing Manager (Power & Wireless) with ams AG, explore more in this article from ES Design magazine.
21st October 2013

ams Enables Quick And Easy NFC Implementation

ams Enables Quick And Easy NFC Implementation
ams has made implementing instant, high-speed near field communication to a mobile phone or a HF reader easier with the announcement of the AS3953 Near Field interface Chip. The AS3953 NFiC can be used as an NFC Forum-compatible interface tag, establishing instant communication with any NFC-enabled phone in close proximity.
10th May 2013

Contactless Payment Terminals Using The ams AS3911 Reader Chip Gain EMV Certification

Contactless Payment Terminals Using The ams AS3911 Reader Chip Gain EMV Certification
ams announced at CARTES America that a new range of payment terminals from NBS Payment Solutions containing its AS3911 reader IC have gained EMV certification. The 510 and 710 series of NOIRE terminals from NBSPS are now approved for the receipt of payments from contactless cards bearing the MasterCard PayPass or Visa payWave symbols.
30th April 2013

New boosted NFC tag front end from ams enables secure payment transactions on µSD and µSIM cards

ams AG today announces the release of the AS3922, a tag analog front end (AFE) which enables the operation of NFC on µSD, µSIM, SIM and other space-constrained carrier devices. Featuring Active Boost technology from ams, the AS3922 emulates an ISO14443A/B tag through active transmission of the tag’s response in synch with the reader’s carrier field.
6th March 2013

Intermec Handheld Computers Use ams' Low-Power AS3993 UHF Reader

Intermec Handheld Computers Use ams' Low-Power AS3993 UHF Reader
ams have revealed that Intermec has embedded the AS3993 UHF reader in its 70 Series of rugged, handheld computers. The 70 Series, which includes the CN70 RFID, CN70e RFID and CK70 RFID, is a family of ultra-rugged handheld computers designed for use by couriers, shopworkers and inventory handlers. The benefits of the products include excellent data-capture capabilities and long battery life.
20th February 2013

ams Interface Chip offers bi-directional NFC, while harvesting RF emissions energy

ams Interface Chip offers bi-directional NFC, while harvesting RF emissions energy
Implementing instant, high-speed Near Field Communication between two independent devices has been made easier and cheaper with the introduction of the AS3953 interface chip from ams. The AS3953 offers a high data-rate interface between a NFC device such as a smartphone and any host microcontroller with a standard Serial Peripheral Interface.
5th November 2012

New noise-cancelling IC from ams helps OEMs deliver better audio quality in wireless headsets

ams introduced today the AS3421 and AS3422, single chip ANC solutions with integrated speaker driver ICs, which make it easier for manufacturers of Bluetooth headsets, headphones and earpieces to implement Active Noise Cancellation.
20th June 2012

austriamicrosystems’ new RFID reader ICs fit power, size and cost constraints of embedded and consumer applications

austriamicrosystems’ new RFID reader ICs fit power, size and cost constraints of embedded and consumer applications
Two new RFID reader chips from austriamicrosystems combine low-power operation, small size and low cost to offer an attractive route to RFID implementation in embedded, portable and consumer devices. The AS3993 is an EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID reader IC which implements all the relevant protocols, including ISO 18000-6C, the ISO 29143 air-interface protocol for mobile RFID interrogators, and ISO 18000-6A/B (for operation in direct mode).
3rd April 2012

austriamicrosystems announces new Active Noise Cancelling ICs for improved hearing in both Bluetooth and wired mono headsets

austriamicrosystems announces new Active Noise Cancelling ICs for improved hearing in both Bluetooth and wired mono headsets
austriamicrosystems has announced two new additions to its Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) IC family for improved hearing in noisy environments. Both the AS3400 and AS3420 feature the lowest power available, resulting in at least 20% longer battery life than other ANC solutions. They also improve audio performance over competing solutions with a 10 dB positive SNR -- no matter the environment -- improving intelligibility in wired or wireless mono communication headsets.
28th October 2011

austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 UHF RFID reader IC featured in Nordic ID’s new Morphic handheld computer

austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 UHF RFID reader IC featured in Nordic ID’s new Morphic handheld computer
austriamicrosystems has announced that Nordic ID’s new multifunctional handheld computer -- called the Nordic ID Morphic -- utilizes austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 UHF RFID chip. The Nordic ID Morphic is a uniquely small sized and multifunctional handheld mobile computer with UHF RFID reading capability, something completely new for the RFID market. The Nordic ID Morphic also features WLAN, GPRS, Bluetooth communications, telephone functionality, and barcode or 2D readers.
3rd November 2010


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