NFC in the News
RFID News Roundup
May 27, 2020rfidjournal
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, STMicroelectronics Offer IoT Modules
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry and STMicroelectronics have introduced a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence solution for smart-factory, smart-home and smart-life applications. According to the companies, the IoT Solution Module combines Arrow’s engineering and global distribution capabilities with Panasonic Industry’s IoT modules based on the ST BlueTile (STEVAL-BCN002V1B) multi-sensor development kit.
STMicroelectronics Reveals Next-Generation NFC Reader IC for Digital Car Keys
May 27, 2020eejournal
STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of ST25R NFC reader ICs with a new addition to the successful digital car key line, the ST25R3920. The new device introduces enhanced features for stronger performance, including rapid key response and extended range.
Smartphones will soon wirelessly charge wearables via NFC
May 22, 2020pocketnow
When it comes to wireless charging, Qi is the global standard that you find compatible with almost all phones and wearables. But thanks to the updated NFC specifications, accessories such as headphones and smartwatches will soon be able to wirelessly charge over NFC as well.
Charge wirelessly with NFC
May 21, 2020Handelsblatt
The new NFC specification WLC However, there are still no devices that support the new standard. In practice, however, it could look like simply placing the earphones or smartwatch on the back of a smartphone for charging – exactly where the NFC radio chip is installed. Some smartphone manufacturers have already implemented such a charging option with their own proprietary standard – of course, only in devices and accessories from their own production.