Battery-Free NFC/RFID Memory Applications Get Quick Start With

Battery-Free NFC/RFID Memory Applications Get Quick Start With
Energy-Harvesting Discovery Kit From STMicroelectronics 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, has released an easy-access
development platform for its innovative contactless memories with
unique energy-harvesting capabilities. The M24LR Discovery Kit
contains everything engineers need to start designing battery-free
electronic applications that can exchange data with
ISO15693-compatible NFC-enabled smartphones or RFID (Radio-Frequency
Identification) reader-writers. 
The turn-key development platform helps accelerate the creation and
integration of energy-autonomous data collection, asset tracking or
diagnostics capabilities in a wide variety of applications, including
phone and tablet accessories, computer peripherals, electronic shelf
labels, home appliances, industrial automation, sensing and
monitoring systems, and personal healthcare products. 
With its unique combination of industry-standard serial-bus (I2C) and
contactless RF interfaces, ST's M24LR EEPROM memory has the ability
to communicate with the host system 'over-the-wire' or
'over-the-air.' Furthermore, the M24LR's RF interface can convert
ambient radio waves emitted by RFID reader-writers and NFC phones or
tablets into energy to power its circuits and enable complete
battery-free operation.  
The M24LR Discovery Kit consists of two boards: an RF transceiver
board with a 13.56MHz multi-protocol RFID/NFC transceiver (CR95HF)
driven by an STM32 32-bit microcontroller, which powers and
communicates wirelessly with a battery-less board that includes ST's
dual-interface EEPROM memory IC (M24LR), an ultra-low-power 8-bit
microcontroller (STM8L) and a temperature sensor (STTS75). 
The M24LR Discovery Kit is sampling now, at the recommended resale
price of $17.50. 
About STMicroelectronics
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market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power
technologies and multimedia convergence applications. From energy
management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare
and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at p
lay, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
life.augmented. 
In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com. 
Energy-Harvesting Discovery Kit from ST:
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For Press Information Contact:
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com