PREMO - New NFC Antennas for smartphones and mobile devices

05 November 2017
PREMO has developed an innovative NFC product family (13.56MHz), very well suited for mobile devices like smartphones. These series cover not only single axis antennas (SDTR1103HF, ZC1003HF), but also 3D antennas with good performance regardless physical device orientation (3DC15HF, 2D1D). NFC technology employs electromagnetic induction between two loop antennas located in close proximity to each other, but mounted in two different devices with NFC functionality.
Premo NFC Antennes

Internet of Things

As of 2014, the vision of the Internet of Things has evolved due to a convergence of multiple technologies, ranging from wireless communication to the Internet and from embedded systems to micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). This means that the traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home and building automation), and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).

"Things," in the IoT sense, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as wearable devices, heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, electric clams in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, or field operation devices that assist firefighters in search and rescue operations.

These devices collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then autonomously flow the data between other devices. Current market examples include smart thermostat systems and washer/dryers that use Wi-Fi for remote monitoring, and/or BTLE (Bluetooth low energy interface, etc.).

Besides the huge potential of new application areas for Internet connected automation to expand into, IoT is also expected to generate large amounts of data from diverse locations that is aggregated very quickly, thereby increasing the need to better index, store and process such data.

NFC Antennas

The NFC market is growing rapidly worldwide, due to expand of NFC smartphones and mobile devices. This technology offers the ultimate in security and allows implementing smart services like identification and access, authentication, e-payment, e-ticketing, filing sharing, etc.

NFC technology employs electromagnetic induction between two loop antennas located in close proximity to each other, but mounted in two different devices with NFC functionality.

PREMO Solutions

PREMO NFC products can be used in applications with ISO15693 (vicinity: I-CODE), ISO 14443A&B (proximity: MIFARE) interface, ISO18092 and Felica. PREMO works closely with top NFC chipsets manufacturers and offers antennas designed to match these chipsets:
  • NXP: MF-RC500, MF-RC530, MF-RC531, PN511, PN531, PN532 ¡, PN533, PN544, PN547.
  • AMS: AS3953; ST: M24LR16E-R
  • MELEXIS: MLX90121
  • Texas Instruments: TRF7960, TRF7970A
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