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[January 15, 2013]
MediaTek introduces MT6605 NFC chip
Jan 15, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has announced the availability of the MT6605, a dual-SIM plus 1 micro SD card capable near field communications, or NFC, solution positioned to expand the adoption in and usefulness of mainstream mobile platforms.
Featuring a 3-SWP (single-wire protocol) architecture, the MT6605 allows co-existence of multiple applications, such as information exchange/retrieval, ticketing, access control/authentication, location-based services and device pairing, all on a single mobile device, through simple and secure contactless connections.
According to the company, the MT6605 provides seamless integration with MediaTek's field-proven Android mobile platforms and efficiently enables NFC connectivity on mainstream smartphones and tablets. It supports simultaneously 3 secure elements, both embedded and SIM-based, meaning a possible usage scenario could be a dual-SIM plus one micro SD card configuration in one device.
The MT6605 software stack complies with the NFC Forum Controller Interface (NCI) and works on multiple OS platforms including Android. The chip also incorporates MediaTek's "Beam Plus" technology that optimizes the NFC plus Wi-Fi handover procedure and can reduce device paring time significantly at very low power operations.
"With the convergence of mobile communications, social networks, information exchange, payments and cloud services on the smartphone, NFC is a key technology that is bridging the smartphone owner in both the physical and online world for an enhanced user experience," said SR Tsai, General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit at MediaTek.
"As a global leader across mobile and home entertainment, MediaTek intends to be at the forefront of delivering easy-to-implement, affordable solutions to our customers. Our industry leadership in performance, integration, efficiency and reliability can now bring the powerful new technology of NFC to the widest possible range of smart devices."
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