Contactless NFC module extends secure payment to wearables

October 19, 2017 //By Julien Happich
The ST53G System-in-Package from STMicroelectronics combines a miniaturized and enhanced NFC radio with a secure banking chip in a 4- x 4-mm WFBGA64 package.

The simplicity of this all-in-one module helps card manufacturers to quickly introduce functional and attractive wearables that can range from fashion items to one-time devices like event wristbands. The ST53G meets all relevant card-industry standards, including EMVCo compliance, ISO/IEC-14443 NFC card emulation, and MIFARE ticketing specifications.

The ST53G can host ready-to-use STPay smartcard operating systems and optional VISA/Mastercard/JCB-certified banking applications pre-loaded on the secure microcontroller.

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