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Minimising time to market on NFC technology

Minimising time to market on NFC technology
It has been announced that Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology from STMicroelectronics is powering the contactless features of TCL Communication's newly launched Alcatel 3V smartphone for the European market.
26th June 2018

Certified NFC forum type 5 chips with tamper-detect capabilities

Certified NFC forum type 5 chips with tamper-detect capabilities
Bringing tamper-detect capabilities to smaller, more convenient tags, STMicroelectronics’ ST25TV Type 5 NFC tag ICs combine the convenience of the ISO 15693 vicinity standard ISO 15693 tags operating at the 13.56MHz frequency with a maximum read distance of 1–1.5m with the extra advantage strong cloning-prevention, data-protection, and user-privacy features.
25th June 2018

Smartphones will never run out of battery with new charging tables

Smartphones will never run out of battery with new charging tables
In this day and age we all have the constant fear of our smartphone battery dying, and there is nothing more annoying than having to carry a phone charger or portable charger around with you. However, a French pioneer in wireless charging technologies has created the solution to this. A wireless charging function has now been integrated into all brand-new smartphones, meaning less of a reliance on charging cables.
17th May 2018


Connecting devices wirelessly

Connecting devices wirelessly
Two new Anybus WLAN Access Points have been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks as industrial-grade infrastructure hubs for long range Wireless LAN connectivity. The products are suitable for collecting data wirelessly from any machinery or system, especially those equipped with Anybus Wireless Bolt or Bridge The Anybus Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) Access Points allow users to set up an industrial wireless infrastructure for multiple wireless clients.
4th May 2018

Smart Plug supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

Smart Plug supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  D-Link has unveiled the DSP-W115 Smart Plug, along with the new mydlink app, which enables home automation functions through integration with popular Smart home platforms Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
12th March 2018

Eliminating the connector and keeping the connection

Eliminating the connector and keeping the connection
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has announced the expansion of its Lattice Snap wireless connector product family to support broader adoption of 60GHz wireless technology in consumer and embedded applications. 
23rd February 2018

Smart sensor designed for wireless temperature loggers

Smart sensor designed for wireless temperature loggers
  A NFC sensor tag and data logger IC for smart labels which enables more efficient and accurate monitoring of the condition of assets such as food, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products in storage and in transit, has been introduced by supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams.
18th December 2017

Cheers! Flexible electronics smartens up packaging

Cheers! Flexible electronics smartens up packaging
  A smart beer label is not necessarily one that tells you when you have had enough, but one that can use push marketing to prompt drinkers to collect money off vouchers, via a smart label.
21st November 2017

NFC sensor designed for industrial IoT applications

NFC sensor designed for industrial IoT applications
  A dynamic NFC sensor tag IC which meets industrial-grade quality standards and provides high reliability in mission-critical applications and in products with a long operating lifetime has been announced by ams. The AS3956 acts as a contactless bridge between sensors and any NFC reader, such as a smartphone, through a host microcontroller.
31st October 2017

44 million mobile credentials to be downloaded by 2021

44 million mobile credentials to be downloaded by 2021
Less than one million mobile credentials were downloaded by end users of mobile access solutions in 2016. However, this number is expected to increase rapidly during the next five years, reaching 44 million downloads by 2021. By Jim Dearing, Senior Analyst, Building and Security Technology, IHS Markit
13th October 2017


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