Wireless Standard – RFID - Near Field Communication(NFC)


This document is designed as a very brief introduction to the Near Field Communication RFID standard. The link page points to additional websites where more information is available.


Near Field Communication(NFC) is a wireless RFID technology which is an extension of the ISO14443A RFID tag technology. It operates in the 13.56 MHz RF band and has a maximum data rate of 424k baud. It has a very short range of about 10 cm (~ 4 inches). NFC has additional functionality in that there can be two active NFC devices communicating with one another. The protocol for the link between two NFC devices is governed by ISO18092. NFC is both a read and write technology. NFC communicates by magnetic induction technology over a very short range.

Present primary application is for cell phone application providing for wireless secure payments replacing credit cards.

See Wireless Modules section for NFC implementation.

For more information go here www.nfc-forum.org



Latest News

04-17-2010 | DASH7

WiHART Sytems announces a DASH7 product for Asset Tracking and Sensor data acquisition.  DASH7 is the  RF protocol standard IEC 18000-7.  It operates at the unlicensed 433 MHz band for long distance communication with low noise propagation.   The 433 MHz band is glob...


04-04-2010 | WiVIB1

WiHART Systems announces game changing technology for wireless vibration measurement and condition based maintenance.  With the introduction of the WiVIB1 wireless vibration module WiHART Systems brings vibration sensing into the 21st century.  The tiny device which is about 1" square i...


View All News Articles