NFC system reference design by ams and ST for mobile and wearable
introduced an NFC system reference design for secure contactless transactions supporting sleek form factor of mobile and wearable devices. The reference design can work with tiny antenna, that is typically adjacent to metal surfaces or shielded by the user’s hand, and mounted in a location hostile to RF transmissions. The ref design uses AS39230 analog front end (AFE) with boostedNFC technology from ams, along with the ST21NFCC controller and ST33G1M2 Secure MCU from ST. The certification includes EMVCo, GlobalPlatform, and Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and PBOC1.