DALLAS, USA: Designers in the retail electronic transaction space can now quickly and easily develop cutting-edge portable point-of-sale applications that incorporate secure payment card processing including contactless near field communications (NFC) capabilities.
This new, low-cost, turnkey electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) solution from ViewAt, a Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) partner, protects intellectual property and financial transactions while reducing development time for these latest retail transaction products by as much as a year. Following a modular design approach, the EPOS solution provides flexibility to customers seeking to differentiate products including:
* Countertop payment terminal.
* Mobile payment terminal with wireless support.
* Handheld data terminals with barcode scanning.
* Full kiosk with barcode scanning, payment and wireless support.
Complete EPOS solution offers integrated features, security, NFC and design flexibility
Performance and integration, including 1 GHz of fast performance with TI's AM3715 ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor, to enable fluid, seamless graphics and applications with the integrated, interactive touch screen. The solution also integrates a printer, Ethernet, cellular support and mobile connectivity (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies).
NFC capabilities provided by TI's TRF7970A analog front-end (AFE) transceiver expand the electronic transaction potential with increased wireless connection options for transaction speed and accuracy while reducing staffing requirements.
Security protects intellectual property and financial transactions. The EPOS reference design incorporates a third-party hardware security controller for secure boot and tamper protection. Software development for financial transaction security saves developers as much as a year of time by offering pre-evaluation for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Personal Identification Number (PIN) Transaction Security (PTS) standards through a PCI-accredited lab. This pre-evaluation by RFI Global in the United Kingdom enables software developers to obtain PCI-certification quickly and get their products to market faster.
A full complement of TI signal chain, power management, ESD protection and logic devices to support functions like audio, battery charging, motor and touch-screen control.
Popular operating system support leverages existing software code and expertise, further reducing time to market. Systems include Linux, Android and Windows Compact Embedded.
Feature additions enable further product differentiation and are easy with other pin-to-pin and software-compatible TI devices (i.e., adding video with a TI DaVinci digital media processor).