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TI’s Dynamic NFC Transponder simplifies Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing


The Dynamic NFC Transponder RF430CL330H from Texas Instruments Incorporated enables uncomplicated and inexpensive wireless set up. TI has also announced NFCLink software, a standard NFC library for the TRF79xx NFC transceiver family to ease NFC development on TI embedded processors.

The RF430CL330H is designed to be a low-cost solution for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections to products such as printers, speakers, headsets, and remote controls, as well as wireless keyboards, mice, switches and sensors. According to TI, it is the only dynamic NFC tag device designed specifically for NFC connection handover and service interface functions, including host diagnostics and software upgrades.

The NFCLink software firmware library, in partnership with Stollman E+V GmbH and Kronegger GmbH, enables developers to quickly and easily create NFC applications for TRF79xx NFC transceivers using TI’s ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs), Tiva C Series ARM MCUs, and OMAP processors. Additional TI embedded processor platforms will be supported in the future. NFC applications running on operating systems include point-of-service devices, routers, set-top boxes, automotive infotainment and other various consumer devices.

NFCLink can be downloaded now on www.ti.com/nfclink. When evaluating the NFCLink software , designers can utilize the TRF7970ATB Target Board for $49 USD. These target boards, in combination with TI MSP430 MCU, Tiva C Series MCU and OMAP processor development kits, provide a complete evaluation solution. For creating MSP430-based solutions, customers can purchase a bundled solution, the NFCLink Evalution Kit, containing the TRF7970ATB Target Board and the MSP-EXP430F5529 USB Experimenter’s Board for $224.

For evaluating the complete NFC solution with Dynamic NFC Transponder Interface, NFC Transceiver IC and NFCLink software, the all-in-one NFC Evaluation Kit , contains the TRF7970ATB Target Board , the MSP-EXP430F5529 USB Experimenter’s Board , RF430CL330HTB Target Board and the MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board for $278.

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