Toshiba Launches Tag IC with Wired Interface Compliant with NFC Forum Type 3 Tag

Offers easy connection with wireless devices, adds communication function to standalone devices

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 15, 2014Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “T6NE7”, a tag IC compliant with NFC[1] Forum Type 3 Tag[2], with embedded wired interface. Sample shipments start today, with mass production scheduled to start in Aug, 2014.

Recently, more and more products support wireless communication over Bluetooth®[3] or wireless LAN. Toshiba’s new tag IC supports this trend. It is compliant with NFC Forum Type 3 and embedded with a wired interface that communicates with a host microprocessor, and realizes easy connection with wireless products by writing and reading the necessary data onto embedded non-volatile memory in the tag. This avoids the complicated data input and operation previously required before, and brings Near Field Communication to normally standalone products, such as calculators, clocks, and health care products.

The new product was developed with enhanced IC card technology, including analog technology and non-volatile technology established in the course of Toshiba’s 20 years’ experience in product development and sales.

Even though the chip is small, it integrates 2.0K bytes [4] non-volatile memory that it can allocate to the available memory area in the wired mode, and that also can be used as an external memory to store information to control the host microprocessor in the wireless device.

Sample software to control host microprocessor for new product is available from today.

 
Note 1   NFC (Near field communication)
Note 2 Produced under license of Sony Corporation’s FeliCaTM Lite-S technology.
Note 3 Bluetooth® is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Toshiba under license.
Note 4 Within the 2.0K byte, about 1.5K byte of general user area with error correction circuits is included.
 

Key Features of the new product

  • Compliant with NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
  • Low power consumption: Stand by current 0.1μA (Typ.) (by turning off internal power.)
  • Non-volatile memory capacity: 2.0K byte (including about 1.5 K byte general user area.)
  • Security: Mutual recognition using Triple DES MAC.(MAC: Message Authentication Code)
  • Optional wired interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI
  • Power supply: power-generation function by wireless carrier or external power supply is selectable.
  • Start-up signal for host: carrier detection (at external power-supply operation), command response completion signal (at wireless power-supply operation)
  • External power supply terminal: 2.4V 300μA external output terminal (at wireless power-supply operation)
  • Three communication modes: Tag standalone wireless communication mode, wired mode, through mode to connect the host from wireless.

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