NXP Semiconductors has announced the availability of its Secure Service Development Platform (SSDP), developed to facilitate the rapid introduction of applications that utilize NXP’s NFC and embedded Secure Element (eSE) module, PN66T. The SSDP provides a turnkey approach for the loader service on the PN66T, enabling a faster time-to-market for secure mobile applications. Secure NFC applications can now be realized quickly and easily, reducing design effort and resources while maintaining quality levels expected in a commercially available mobile or wearable device.
The SSDP is a set of hardware tools and software blocks that enable application developers to quickly start building apps that leverage the eSE in the PN66T. With this the platform developers are able to test and validate their secure applications on commercial phones. In addition to providing real-world phone solutions, the development platform also contains example industry use-cases from companies such as Hyatt, 7Eleven, and TransportKiosk. The SSDP can be used to create many different applications, including secure banking, transit, access control, authentication, automotive, and much more.
Jeff Miles, VP Business Development at NXP Semiconductors, said in an official press release: “The SSDP supports partners wanting to create new secure applications by removing the technical challenges they face in getting credentials on to the secure element in phones and wearable devices. Now, instead of taking months, new applications can be created and validated in a matter of weeks. The SSDP will streamline the process for the development community therefore enabling phone and wearable technology manufacturers to bring these new apps to market faster.”
NXP Semiconductors creates solutions that enable Secure Connections for a Smarter World. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in application areas such as Connected Car, Security, Portable & Wearable, and Internet. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $5.65 billion in 2014.