STMicroelectronics announced its next generation of dual-interface chip-card microcontrollers combining computing power with contactless performance, and the ability to support multiple transit-card standards.
ST’s new ST31 series combines the latest ARM SecurCore SC000 processor that supports contact or contactless operation. The chips can also support MIFARE, MIFARE DESFire and Calypso transport-card standards enhancing multi-application versatility.
The ST31’s low-power architecture helps improve communication speed and reliability in contactless applications to support banks and service providers in deploying secure and convenient contactless solutions.
Additionally, the ARM SecurCore SC000 processor targets high volume smart-card applications, with SecurCore security capabilities, low power consumption, reduced silicon footprint, and numerous architectural features that help reduce development costs and speed up time to market.