NFC development kit interfaces to Android, Linux and Windows
The kit eliminates the need for the OEM designer to implement a complete, proprietary software interface between a host microcontroller, its operating system and the NFC reader IC.
The software in the AS3911 development kit includes an NFC Controller Interface (NCI) stack, a standard-based modular firmware/software solution, operating from the hardware level up to the operating system. Developed in collaboration with Stollmann E+V GmbH, it manages the interaction between a microcontroller and any NFC/HF reader in the AS391x family from ams.
Fully compatible with the Android, Linux, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems, the standard interface is suitable for any kind of NFC-enabled device, including routers, set-top boxes, automotive infotainment systems, consumer electronics devices and home appliances.
Because the NCI stack has a modular design, users can optimize it for their system, selecting only the features and functions required by their application. This means that designers can optimize for a minimal microcontroller processing overhead and memory usage, or for high performance and multi-protocol support.
The NCI supports all NFC protocols specified by the ISO standards organization, as well as providing extended functionality for proprietary card systems. It also supports the automatic antenna tuning feature provided by ams’s AS391x family of NFC readers.
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