Infineon Technologies AG has launched a new security microcontroller for NFC applications: the embedded Secure Element. As an integral part of the mobile phone electronics, the embedded Secure Element provides security for NFC applications such as mobile payment, ticketing and access control.
The embedded Secure Element is compatible with all common mobile phone operating systems. Infineon’s NFC security microcontrollers are currently already used in most NFC-enabled smart phones.
The Secure Element, the SLE 97144SE, is part of the electronics in present-day smart phones. This key element ensures compliance of NFC-enabled smart phones with the security requirements of payment and ticketing applications.
Its interface is designed specifically for connection to the NFC modem and allows very high data transfer, even beyond the 848 kilobits/second specified according to ISO14443. NFC-enabled devices with Infineon’s embedded Secure Element can be used worldwide because it supports all standardized ISO14443 protocols for contactless data transfer and is therefore interoperable with all existing infrastructures for mobile payment and ticketing.