NXP Semiconductors – NFC controller demo kits support Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone platforms

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NXP Semiconductors has introduced a series of three demo kits to support its new PN7150, a high-performance ‘plug-and-play’ NFC controller IC.

Equipped with embedded NFC firmware and drivers for the Linux®, AndroidTM and Windows® Operating Systems (OS), the PN7150 NFC Forum-compliant controller enables easy integration of NFC functionality into OS-based systems via the standard NFC Controller Interface (NCI).

The choice of PN7150 interface boards from NXP makes integration of PN7150-based NFC designs very easy: users can select boards for any of the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black or Arduino platforms and quickly add NFC functionality to a host Single-Board Computer (SBC) running an OS.

For integration into systems running the NullOS and RTOS OSs, NXP supplies a set of code examples to run on its microcontrollers.

The new OM5578 demo kits all include a PN7150 NFC controller board and an NFC Forum Type 2 tag, together with one of three interface boards for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black. The Arduino interface board enables the quick implementation of NFC with any boards featuring an Arduino-compatible header, including most LPCXpresso, Kinetis and i.MX boards from NXP.

FEATURES

  • Complies with Reader mode, P2P mode and Card emulation mode standards
  • High-performance RF antenna

APPLICATIONS

  • TVs
  • Set-top boxes
  • Blu-ray decoders
  • Audio devices
  • Home-automation equipment
  • Home appliances
  • Wearable devices
  • Remote controls
  • Healthcare and fitness equipment
  • Printers
  • IP phones
  • Gaming consoles

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Orderable Part Numbers:
OM5578/PN7150ARD (Arduino)
OM5578/PN7150RPI (Raspberry Pi)
OM5578/PN7150BBB (BeagleBone Black)

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