The new solution is based on Samsung’s smartcard ICs, which involves advanced RF sensitivity features and enhanced data encryption technologies, and its wealth of package technology, utilizing advanced SIP technology.
The new NFC chip, packaged as a SIP, has identical form factor measurements (4.3mm X 4.3mm X 1.0mm) as a standalone NFC chip. This raises the area space efficiencies on mobile devices. The pin-to-pin compatibility also allows mobile device’s designers to immediately adopt the new solution without additional cost, engineering and design efforts. The embedded secure element has a 760 Kilobyte (KB) high-density flash memory providing users with sufficient capacity to store one’s choice of diverse mobile services such as credit card codes, e-money, transportation transaction/payment services, coupon services and more.
Samsung’s NFC controller has an enhanced battery-off feature so it remains active for payment transactions even when the mobile device is discharged. Additionally, an embedded single wire protocol interface, allows consumers to enjoy the full breadth of services available by using U-SIM as well as the embedded secure element.