NXP Semiconductors has introduced a new single-chip solution that combines a full NFC reader, a customizable Arm Cortex-M33 MCU, and a complete security toolbox to provide faster and more secure NFC authentication. The PN7642 solution integrates SESIP-Level 2 security, making it ideal for applications such as physical access solutions, consumables authentication, and secure identity verification.
The PN7642 solution includes a high-performance NFC Forum-Certified NFC reader with 2W output power. The customizable Arm Cortex-M33 MCU includes 180kB flash, 20kB RAM, and a rich set of controller and host interfaces. The solution has also achieved SESIP-Level 2 certification, which means that it has been independently tested and certified to meet the stringent security requirements specified by GlobalPlatform’s Secure Element Security Implementation Package.
The complete security toolbox includes crypto accelerators, secure key storage, and secure communication protocols, among others, providing a high level of security for NFC transactions. The certification provides assurance that the PN7642 solution is designed to provide a high level of security for applications such as physical access solutions, consumables authentication, secure identity verification, and other NFC use cases.
NFC technology has become a fundamental element for secure authentication, whether it is verifying that a person has been granted access to a secure location or confirming that a consumable is approved for use with a medical device. Alasdair Ross, Senior Director, NFC IoT Security, NXP, says that “NFC has become an essential element for secure authentication, for both people and goods. By combining a customizable MCU with an NFC Forum-certified NFC solution and a complete security toolbox, the PN7642 makes it easier to integrate NFC technology into new or existing secure authentication solutions.”
The PN7642 solution provides a faster and more secure way to perform NFC transactions, making it ideal for use in various applications that require high levels of security. With the combination of a customizable MCU, a full NFC reader, and SESIP-Level 2 security, the PN7642 solution provides a complete and secure NFC authentication solution that is easy to integrate into new or existing applications.