New NXP Tags Enable Simple Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Pairing Via NFC
NTAG21xF portfolio focuses on consumer electronics and mobile accessories
Singapore, August 14, 2013 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced a new line of near field communication (NFC) tags, the NTAG21xF portfolio. Specifically designed for use in consumer electronics and mobile accessories such as headsets, sound bars and digital cameras; and wearable infotainment such as smart watches, the NTAG21xF portfolio provides a cost effective and flexible solution for pairing via NFC. The tags have an integrated field detection mode which switches on the accessory when in close contact with an NFC phone or mobile device, quickly enabling a simple ‘tap to pair’ connection. With a large memory, from 144 (NTAG213F) up to 888 bytes (NTAG216F), the NTAG21xF products are able to easily cover both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing.
Features of the NTAG21xF Portfolio
<!Can be used in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled consumer electronics accessories:
Bluetooth: headsets, speakers, mice, keyboards, streaming receivers
Wi-Fi: smart appliances, smart meters, medical devices, printers
<!-NTAG21xF series devices are NFC Forum Tag 2 Type compliant and work with any NFC-enabled phone
<!-With field detection to ‘wake-up’ the accessory pairing is now intuitive and much easier. Users simple tap their phone to the accessory and pairing is complete
<!-Additionally the NTAG21xF family offers the possibility to set the NFC tag into an non responsive mode therefore avoiding a bad user experience when the battery is running low
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About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012. Find out more at www.nxp.com.