Trusted Logic Integrates Trusted NFC with Google Android OS

Trusted Logic has added new features to their Trusted NFC software platform. Major enhancements in security and application framework are specifically designed for the Google Android operating system. Trusted NFC is a complete software platform enabling mobile phone applications to use Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity. It provides simple interfaces for developing applications for the various application frameworks of the mobile Operating Systems.

A new version of the NFC interface for Android applications has been released to fit with the latest market requirements. The new features include the support of an Android NFC Service Manager, which provides key features such as an NFC control user interface and multiple application handling. Trusted Logic has also integrated a controlled access to UICC and Secure Elements from Android applications in order to completely address NFC payment use cases. Specifications of the NFC Android API are directly available from Trusted Logic.

An NFC Android reference implementation has already been successfully validated with NXP’s PN544 NFC controller. With this reference implementation Trusted Logic enables NFC integration with the most common operating systems and facilitates the integration process for handset manufacturers.

Using its Trusted Foundations software Trusted Logic has also defined an architecture to secure NFC applications such as mobile payment. Trusted Foundations is already used in several Android handsets and can provide a Trusted User Interface to applications and security policy enforcement for the access to sensitive APIs.

Trusted NFC is a complete software suite that includes a generic protocol stack for device host processors as well as firmware specific to NFC controllers, and NFC SIM. Trusted NFC supports standards from recognized organizations such as NFC Forum, ETSI and GlobalPlatform. The first Trusted NFC version has been released in 2008, and the first reference implementation on Android was released in November 2009.

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