Is that really you? Biometrics and the future of smartcard authentication

A look at the why, where, and how of adding biometrics to smartcards, for increased security in a wide range of applications. How many times have you used a smartcard in the past week? If you’re like most people, the answer is quite a few. Today’s smartcards support everything from Read More

Posted by Thomas Suwald  /   November 11, 2014  /   Posted in eGovernment, Enabling Technologies, Featured, Identification, Identification and security, Identification Featured, Interface and connectivity, Internet of Things, Secure transactions  /   No Comments

Creating a trusted environment for government

In the US and everywhere in the world an increasing number of services are being digitized in an effort to make them more reliable, efficient and accountable. Initiatives like NFC enabled ID cards present many opportunities to governments and citizens who can access essential services quicker and easier than ever, Read More

Posted by NXP Staff  /   October 31, 2014  /   Posted in Events, Events Featured, Featured, Identification, Identification and security, Identification Featured, Interface and connectivity, Internet of Things, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications, News, News Featured, RF, RF identification  /   No Comments

Latest Stop: Stella Soaks Up the Sun in California

The ocean, the coast, and above all – the sun Last October, “Stella,” the world’s first solar-powered family car, won the 2013 World Solar Challenge in Australia. Since winning the challenge, a lot has happened: Stella has been on a world tour, visiting landmarks around the globe, from the Netherlands Read More

Posted by Andre Snoeck  /   October 08, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Events, Events Featured, Featured  /   No Comments

Taking a ride at the speed of sunlight

“Stella”, the world’s first solar-powered, energy positive family vehicle, is currently on tour in the USA.  Designed by students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, Stella can drive almost 500 miles on a single charge and is both CO2 neutral and energy positive, producing twice as much Read More

Posted by Todd Hallinan  /   September 19, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Featured  /   3 Comments

NFC Academy pilot passes with flying colors

The pilot NFC Academy project has just achieved two major milestones. The first ‘short-range wireless communications & NFC’ class at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has been successfully completed with great results. And the inaugural ‘NFC application innovation seminar’ brought together key delegates from education, government and local businesses to share ideas Read More

Posted by Ghiath Al kadi  /   August 20, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications  /   2 Comments

Get a sense of direction: Using the DIR pin for bidirectional level translation

Today’s mixed-voltage systems often use bidirectional level translation as a way to improve efficiency while saving power. There are several ways to implement bidirectional translation, but one of the simplest is to use a standard logic device equipped with a direction (DIR) pin. Several logic families support this function, including Read More

Posted by Ali Zeeshan  /   August 06, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Logic  /   No Comments

Connected Car Of The Future Stella Gets London Debut

The world’s first solar-powered family car Stella made an appearance at London Docklands to be shown off to UK media who were invited by NXP to take part in a roundtable discussion on security in the connected car.   At NXP we feel it’s vital that for the connected car Read More

Posted by Martijn van der Linden  /   July 31, 2014  /   Posted in Automotive, Automotive Featured, Cyber security, Featured, News, News Featured  /   No Comments