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20.1 billion RFID tags to be sold in 2019

20.1 billion RFID tags to be sold in 2019
‘RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2019-2029’, the global annual survey of the RFID industry by analysts IDTechEx, has revealed that in 2019 the number of passive RFID tags sold will increase by 13% over 2018. That includes passive RFID tags across the three main frequencies used (RAIN, HF and LF). Of those three frequencies RAIN RFID will see the highest growth from 2018 to 2019 at 20% with HF RFID (including NFC) at five percent and LF at two percent.
11th November 2019

Festival-goers to experience cashless tech with RFID wristband

Festival-goers to experience cashless tech with RFID wristband
The global cashless payment solution, Tappit has announced a partnership with the grass-roots music festival, Leopallooza. The partnership will see Tappit’s cashless solutions rolled out to the festival’s 5,000 attendees and signifies the continued growth and success of Tappit’s UK base. Now in its 13th year, Leopallooza will offer festival-goers a cashless experience with spending tied to their personal RFID wristband.
3rd June 2019

Energy harvesting technology enables accurate animal tracking

Energy harvesting technology enables accurate animal tracking
  Highlighting the huge application potential of the company’s advanced power management ICs (PMICs), e-peas has confirmed that its AEM10941 devices for photovoltaic energy harvesting are being incorporated into tracking equipment employed in Australian cattle ranches.
25th April 2019


Small low-power boosted smart audio amplifier

Small low-power boosted smart audio amplifier
Listening to music, streaming video and gaming on smartphones just got better with a boost from Cirrus Logic’s latest boosted smart audio amplifier. The Cirrus Logic CS35L41 smart power amplifier is designed to support the growing trend toward stereo audio in smartphones and portable devices. It delivers enriched audio clarity and loudness with advanced power management, all in a small package. 
22nd February 2019

High-tech accessories branch out to traceable passport cover

High-tech accessories branch out to traceable passport cover
Staying true to its roots and creating tech-inspired accessories, Hadoro designed an essential smart accessory for any modern globetrotter in partnership with Chipolo. Chipolo is a Bluetooth enabled tracker that connects the passport cover to the Chipolo App. A misplaced or lost item can be located in the App at any time. 
22nd February 2019

Automotive-grade wireless charging solution

Automotive-grade wireless charging solution
The development of an automotive wireless charging solution with integrated NFC communication has been announced by ROHM. This solution combines ROHM’s automotive-grade (AEC-Q100 qualified) wireless power transmission control IC (BD57121MUF-M) with STMicroelectronics' NFC Reader IC (ST25R3914) and eight-bit microcontroller (STM8A series). 
29th January 2019

NFC Reader IC adopted for automotive wireless charging design

NFC Reader IC adopted for automotive wireless charging design
STMicroelectronics has announced that its automotive NFC Reader IC (ST25R3914) and its automotive 8-bit microcontroller (STM8AF) have been chosen for the Qi-compliant automotive wireless charging reference design from Rohm. Contactless communication based on NFC is already in extensive use for functions such as mobile payment by smartphone and in recent years, NFC use has been rapidly widening from mobile devices to industrial equipment, IoT devices, and even automotive systems.
22nd January 2019

Bring Contactless Convenience to Programming Presets

ST25DV-PWM NFC Dynamic tags from STMicroelectronics introduce an innovative contactless way to program presets for products on the production line or in-situ, and simplify setup or fine-tuning at the point of use. The Dynamic tag ICs target all applications featuring PWM (Pulse Width Modulation)-based controllers, such as lighting products, motorized appliances, fans, and thermostats, using an ISO15693 RFID reader or NFC-enabled smartphone or other mobile device.
23rd October 2018

Highly Integrated Mobile-Security Solution SoC

Highly Integrated Mobile-Security Solution SoC
STMicroelectronics revealed its highly integrated mobile-security solution, the ST54J, a system-on-chip (SoC) containing an NFC (Near-Field Communication) controller, Secure Element, and eSIM. The SoC delivers performance-boosting integration for mobile and IoT devices, with the added benefit of ST’s software-partner ecosystem for smoother user experiences in mobile payments and e-ticketing transactions, as well as more convenient, remote, mobile provisioning to support multiple operator subscriptions.
23rd October 2018

Protecting telecoms workers from strong electromagnetic fields

Protecting telecoms workers from strong electromagnetic fields
Link Microtek has introduced a compact entry-level personal monitor that has been designed to provide a cost effective means of alerting telecoms workers to the presence of strong electromagnetic fields.
12th October 2018


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