STMicroelectronics launches new microcontroller supporting MIFARE 22. November 2013

“ST’s new


offers the unique ability to function either in a mobile-phone NFC UICC, which handles mobile payments alongside SIM applications and user-data storage, or as a dedicated embedded secure chip in NFC smartphones.Both sectors are growing strongly; in April 2013, SIMalliance confirmed its members shipped over 30 million NFC-enabled SIMs in 2012, representing an 87% increase on 2011, while Eurosmart predicted that total Secure Element shipments would exceed 250 million in 2013.”

“The ST33G1M2 is also unique in supporting the complete MIFARE


portfolio including MIFARE


Classic, MIFARE




and MIFARE Plus


. Further enhancements include an improved EDES+ accelerator supporting 3-key triple DES security, and support for hardware-accelerated AES encryption (AES-HW).”

“Major features of ST33G1M2:”

  • 32-bit SC300 secure core based on ARM


  • 1.2MByte embedded Flash
  • Targeted for EMVCo and EAL5+ certifications
  • Comprehensive MIFARE


  • Reduced power consumption and silicon footprint
  • Enhanced connectivity with SPI and GPIO