Single Wire Protocol

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The Single Wire Protocol (SWP) is a specification for a single-wire connection between the SIM card and a near field communication (NFC) chip in a cell phone. It is currently under final review by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).[1][2]

SWP is an interface between Contactless frontend (CLF) and UICC (SIM card chip). It is a contact based protocol which is used for contactless communication. C6 pin of UICC is connected to CLF for SWP support. It is a bit oriented full duplex protocol i.e at the same time transmission as well as reception is possible. CLF acts as a master and UICC as a slave. CLF provides the UICC with energy, a transmission clock, data and signal for bus management. The data to be transmitted are represented by the binary states of voltage and current on the single wire.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ETSI SCP Activity Report 2007.[3]
  2. The Register, The future of the SIM hangs by a single Wire 2008.[4]
  3. GSM Association: Requirements For SWP NFC Handsets V2 2008.[5]
  4. Fast Company: Nokia's 2011 Smartphones Have Built-In Wireless Payment Tech: Take That, Apple![6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ETSI TS 102 613 V.11.0.0 - UICC-CLF Interface; Part 1: Physical and data link layer characteristics (Release 11)
  2. ^ ETSI TS 102 622 V.12.1.0 - UICC-CLF Interface; Host Controller Interface (HCI) (Release 12)
  3. ^ http://portal.etsi.org/scp/activityreport2007.asp
  4. ^ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/14/swp_sim_nfc/
  5. ^ http://www.gsmworld.com/documents/reqs_swp_nfc_handsets_v2.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.fastcompany.com/1661488/nokias-2011-smartphones-have-built-wireless-payment-tech-take-apple