NXP’s new single-chip NFC solutions provide security, dual-mode tamper status detection and battery-free sensing for IoT applications.
NXP® Semiconductors has announced the NTAG® 22x DNA family, combining certified security with an innovative tamper status detection mechanism and battery-free sensing to measure a change in ambient conditions, such as moisture, liquid fill level or pressure. This allows product developers to quickly, easily and sustainably combine secure authentication with opening status detection or condition monitoring of products to help maintain both a secure supply chain and product integrity.
With the new NTAG 22x DNA family, physical products can be easily authenticated by leveraging the IC’s secure unique NFC (SUN) authentication message feature, allowing manufacturers to cost-effectively combat counterfeits and supply chain fraud. The electronic tamper status detection of the multi-functional NTAG 22x DNA StatusDetect IC devices enables manufacturers or product users to verify a product’s unauthorized opening. In addition, by measuring capacitive changes in an item’s environmental conditions such as moisture, pressure or fill level, upon a simple tag readout, it’s also possible to ensure product quality remains intact or capture digital sensing data for healthcare, retail, or industrial applications.
“The new series of security-certified NFC sensing solutions powers a range of consumer, retail and industrial IoT applications and further advances digitization. The NTAG 22x DNA ICs introduce a new level of status awareness, turning the tag into a simple battery-less sensing device to detect a physical product’s first opening status, or a change in its specific ambient condition. This helps manufacturers protect product integrity, whilst enabling a new level of intelligence to assure product quality or correct handling.”Philippe Dubois, Vice President and General Manager Secure Edge Identification.
“We are proud to market our innovative embedded NFC security solutions for cork stoppers and screw caps, using NXP’s capacitive StatusDetect technology in combination with our patented irreversible mechanical tamper evidence. We can therefore offer our global spirits customers a robust anti-counterfeit and adulteration protection, without neglecting design. Keeping products secured is a key priority for our customers, particularly as it has been estimated that 25% of alcohol consumed worldwide is illicit. This solution enables our customers to combat an alarming rise in counterfeiting in a reliable and efficient way.”Piero Cavigliasso, Group Innovation Technology Director at Guala Closures Group.
For more information, visit www.nxp.com/NTAG22x or download the product brochure.
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