GENTAG has reported the successful testing of the new NXP cell phone RFID reader chip in combination with its proprietary disposable RFID sensor platform, opening global consumer markets for disposable, wireless sensors using NFC-enabled cell phones.
“Integration of the new NXP chip with the major handset makers’ cell phones will allow consumers to use their cell phones not only for NFC payments but also for areas such as health care, where we see major emerging global market opportunities for new painless, non-invasive wireless diagnostic sensors,” reported John P. Peeters, founder and CEO of GENTAG.
“We have already shown or are in the process of showing the technology applied to wireless thermometers, pedometers, medical-grade pressure sensors (“smart” skin patches) or applications such as digital sensors and blister packs. Our tests and technology platform show that any sensor or device, including passive sensors can now be read by next-generation NFC cell phones using our patented technology. This will create unlimited new opportunities for consumer sensor-application ‘bundles’ with the next generation of cell phones.”
The new multi-protocol NXP reader chip enables both NFC and ISO 15693 and operates at 13.56 MHz. The matching GENTAG wireless sensor technology is disposable, can provide secure communication and piggybacks on the ISO 15693 standard.