Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) [NASDAQ: TXN] has announced the flexible high frequency 13.56 MHz sensor transponder family. The highly integrated ultra-low-power RF430FRL15xH system-on-chip (SoC) family combines an ISO 15693-compliant near field communication (NFC) interface with a programmable microcontroller (MCU), non-volatile FRAM, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and SPI or I2C interface. The dual-interface RF430FRL15xH NFC sensor transponder is optimized for use in fully passive (battery-less) or semi-active modes to achieve extended battery life in a wide range of consumer wearables, industrial, medical and asset tracking applications. Features include:
- An ISO/IEC 15693, ISO/IEC 18000-3 compliant RFID interface.
- Optimization for 1.5 V single-cell-battery-powered designs or battery-less designs that harvest energy from the RF field generated from an NFC reader at the same reading distance.
- 14-bit sigma-delta ADC with ultra-low input current, low noise, and ultra-low offset enables developers to connect up to 3 additional external sensors in addition to the integrated temperature sensor.
- SPI or I2C interface support for digital.
- An application code that is embedded in ROM and manages RF communication and sensor readings to provide the ultimate flexibility in configuring the device.
- Universal non-volatile memory (FRAM) allows data storage as well as extension and adjustment of application code.
- A 16-bit ultra-low-power programmable MSP430 CPU core that is supported by a robust ecosystem of development tools.
- Fully integrated into TI’s Code Composer Studio (CCS) and IAR’s Embedded Workbench integrated development environments (IDEs).
For more information visit www.ti.com.
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