Explore hybrid NFC/RFID tag apps with starter kit: collect a free one at Embedded World

February 14, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
You can “jumpstart” IoT (Internet of things) application designs, says ST Microelectronics, with its NFC Discovery Kit, produced to accompany the volume-production ramp-up of its dynamic NFC / RFID tags.

ST’s M24SR Discovery Kit contains everything you need to start adding NFC connectivity to any kind of electrical device, from fitness watches and loudspeakers to washing machines and water meters.

Expanding ST’s NFC portfolio, M24SR dynamic tags combine industry-standard serial-bus (I 2C) and contactless RF (NFC Forum Tag Type 4) interfaces. The devices support the NFC data exchange format (NDEF) and 128-bit password protection. The M24SR series is available in EEPROM memory densities from 2 kbit to 64 kbit and three package types: SO8, TSSOP8, and UFDFPN8.

The kit illustrates NFC use cases such as “tap and pair,” URL connection, send an SMS or an email, and business-card download. The kit integrates a Dynamic NFC/RFID tag (M24SR64-Y), an STM32F1 microcontroller, a 13.56 MHz antenna, an LCD colour screen, a USB connector, a JTAG connector, and a joystick for menu selection. The Premium version adds a Bluetooth module with audio outputs and a headset to demonstrate Bluetooth pairing of a smartphone and an audio device with the M24SR.

Also supporting the dynamic tag products is a development ecosystem that includes antenna reference designs, application notes, e2e community, eDesignSuite, reference MCU drivers, and an NFC Android App.

If you are attending the embedded world exhibition (Nuremberg, 25 th - 27 th February) you can pre-register to collect a free kit from ST; www.st.com/web/en/support/m24sr_ew14_registration.html

ST Microelectronics; www.st.com