NXP Semiconductors and Toppan Forms announced that their jointly developed NFC reader/writer module “TN33MUE002L” has been adopted by Lenovo in three ThinkPad laptop models for the global market: the T410, T510 and W510.
When built into a PC or a peripheral device, the module solution supports a variety of security and convenience features enabling transactions such as online banking, e-commerce, e-government online access and secure log-in for PCs.
According to NXP, the device is the first of its kind to be released to global markets. It is based on NXP Semiconductors’ PN533 NFC IC, a microcontroller transmission module for contactless communication at 13.56 MHz.
The solution is compatible with the leading contactless smart cards in the market today, including MIFARE and FeliCa, the contactless card system used in Japan for transportation and electronic payment applications.
The module solution is also compatible with open standard–ISO 14443 types A and B–cards, used worldwide in many banking, government and public deployments, such as e-passports and Japanese drivers licenses, as well as with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The module driver is available through Toppan Forms’ NFC Software Development Kit for PC/SC, a program designed to expedite the production of contactless card-enabled applications.