Texas Instruments’ industry first highly integrated NFC sensor transponder is for industrial, medical, wearables, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Texas Instruments officials announced the industry’s first flexible high frequency 13.56MHz sensor transponder family. The highly integrated ultra-low-power RF430FRL15xH system-on-chip (SoC) family combines an ISO 15693-compliant Near Field Communication (NFC) interface with a programmable microcontroller (MCU), non-volatile FRAM, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and SPI or I2C interface. The dual-interface RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor transponder is optimized for use in fully passive (battery-less) or semi-active modes to achieve extended battery life in a wide range of consumer wearables, industrial, medical, and asset tracking applications.
Non-volatile FRAM combines the speed, flexibility, and endurance of SRAM with the stability and reliability of flash – while providing the industry’s lowest power consumption and virtually unlimited write cycles. FRAM allows developers to create products that can quickly store sensor data and enables easy configuration of the transponder and sensors to meet any application’s needs.
Integrating NFC sensors into medical, industrial, and asset-tracking applications
Developers can now design products that require an analog or digital interface, data-logging capabilities, and data transfers to an NFC-enabled reader. The RF430FRL15xH transponder acts as a sensor node for these applications and generates an IoT-ready solution when an NFC-enabled device pushes the data to the cloud. … (read more)