RS Components (RS) is now offering the M24LR Discovery Kit from STMicroelectronics (ST), which is an easy-access development platform for contactless memories with unique energy harvesting capabilities. It contains everything engineers need to start designing battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with ISO/IEC15693-compatible NFC-enabled smartphones or RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader-writers.
The turn-key development platform helps accelerate the creation and integration of energy-autonomous data collection, asset tracking or diagnostics capabilities in a wide variety of applications, including phone and tablet accessories, computer peripherals, electronic shelf labels, home appliances, industrial automation, sensing and monitoring systems, and personal healthcare products.
With its unique combination of industry-standard serial-bus (I2C) and contactless RF interfaces, ST’s M24LR dual interface EEPROM memory has the ability to communicate with the host system over-the-wire or over-the-air. Furthermore, the M24LR’s RF interface can convert ambient radio waves emitted by RFID reader-writers and NFC devices into energy to power its circuits and enable complete battery-free operation.
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