NFC transponder simplifies automotive infotainment

NFC transponder simplifies automotive infotainment

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has introduced a transponder for Near Field Communication (NFC) with Q100 automotive qualification. The dynamic dual interface device is designed to bring the simplicity and productivity of NFC technology to the automotive domain.
By eeNews Europe


The RF430CL330H-Q1 transponder enables Simple Secure Pairing (SSP) according to the Out of Band (OOB) association model for Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi links between an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet and an automotive infotainment system. Pair and connect or execute NFC-enabled Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) with one tap to configure specific driver settings when entering the car, eliminating complicated manual procedures.

An optimized NFC interface can also serve as a secure configuration and service interface for diagnostics data, supporting 106, 212, 424 and 848 kBaud data rates to allow maximum communication flexibility. The RF430CL330H-Q1 supports an I2C or serial peripheral interface (SPI) connection to an infotainment host processor in the vehicle, including the DRA74x "Jacinto 6" or DRA72x "Jacinto 6 Eco" automotive System-on-Chips (SoCs) from Texas Instruments.

The transponder is available now. For evaluation of NFC designs, TI also provides a developer board, available under the type designation Target Board RF430CL330HTB. Additional documentation and training material is also available.

RF430CL330H-Q1 Dynamic NFC interface transponder information page