Inside Secure launches combo NFC SiP
Inside Secure introduces its all-in-one ComboPulse secure NFC system-in-package (SiP). Inside says its solution makes it easy to add NFC functionality into a broad range of consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices.
Inside Secure ComboPulse SiP combines an Inside PicoPulse NFC RF front end “booster” chip, an Inside VaultSEcure( secure element with Java Card OS, an antenna and all passive components in a tiny DFN8 package. The ComboPulse SiP requires neither additional hardware nor external antenna to add NFC card emulation and peer-to-peer functions to mobile products at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional NFC solutions.
With this Combo chip, Inside targets OEMs who will be able to add NFC functionality into consumer electronics, entry-level phones and other devices for secure transactions including mobile payments, transport ticketing and access control.
According to Inside Secure, the ComboPulse design and small footprint of the ComboPulse SiP allows the choice of an optimized location in the handset (for instance at the top of the handset, close to the speaker) in order to achieve the best user experience when using it to pay or pair devices.
Inside’s PicoPulse NFC ‘booster’ chip introduced by last June is provided with the company’s VaultSEcure hardware secure element to support NFC-compliant card emulation and peer-to-peer operation for SIM and other form factors.
Evaluation samples will be available in March.