|[February 19, 2013]
INSIDE Secure ComboPulse Speeds NFC Deployment in Consumer Electronic Products
AIX EN PROVENCE, France --(Business Wire)--
INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext INSD), a leader in semiconductor and
software solutions for securing transactions, content and digital
identity, today introduced the all-in-one ComboPulse™ secure near field
communication (NFC) system-in-package (SiP) solution. ComboPulse is a
drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add
NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic
products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media
players and other smart mobile devices.
Combining an INSIDE PicoPulse™ NFC 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
no additional hardware, no external antenna and no tuning to add
best-in-class NFC card emulation and peer-to-peer functions to mobile
products at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional NFC solutions.
"This innovative NFC solution is the first on the market with such
simple, fast integration, and it offers the smallest NFC footprint in
the industry," said Loic Hamon, Vice President of Product Management for
the NFC Division at INSIDE Secure. "The ComboPulse SiP makes it easy for
OEMs to quickly and cost-effectively add this important NFC
functionality ito consumer electronics, entry-level phones and other
devices to enable more people to engage in secure transactions like
mobile payments, transport ticketing, access control and more."
The NFC card emulation capability provided by the ComboPulse SiP allows
the mobile device to be used like a contactless smart card to
communicate with standard contactless point-of-sale (POS) and other
terminals to make purchases, validate tickets and coupons, accumulate
loyalty points and perform banking and other secure transactions.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) mode operation provided by the ComboPulse device can
simplify Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing between two consumer electronic
devices, and P2P can be used to easily exchange content or information
with any NFC Forum (News - Alert)-compliant device and may be used to interact with a
variety of TVs, cameras, security systems and other home devices.
The innovative design and small footprint of the ComboPulse SiP allow
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.
The PicoPulse NFC "booster" chip introduced by INSIDE Secure last June
is provided with the INSIDE high-performance VaultSEcure hardware
solution secure element to support NFC-compliant card emulation and
peer-to-peer operation for SIM and other form factors.
Availability and Pricing
Evaluation samples of the INSIDE Secure ComboPulse system-in-package NFC
solution will be available in March. Please contact INSIDE Secure for
About INSIDE Secure
INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 - INSD.PA), is a leading
designer, developer and supplier of semiconductor and software solutions
for securing transactions, content and digital identity. INSIDE Secure
mobile NFC, secure payment, embedded security and digital security
solutions provide security for a wide range of information processing,
storage and transmission applications. The company's customers are found
in a wide range of markets including mobile payment, identification
documents, access control, transit, electronic device manufacturing, pay
television, mobile handsets and wireless content and service providers.
For more information, visit www.insidesecure.com.
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