Specifications & Application Documents

NFC technology enables short-range wireless interaction between consumer electronics, mobile devices, personal computers, electrical appliances, and NFC-compatible tags.

The NFC Forum membership maintains all aspects of the NFC Forum technical specifications. Specification updates and Candidate Specifications are managed through technical discussions led by the Technical Committee and its Working Groups.

NFC Forum Specifications

 

NFC is a technology standard that harmonizes and extends existing contactless standards unlocking the full capabilities of NFC technology for the different contactless operating modes.

The Technical specifications developed by the NFC Forum bridge gaps between existing technologies and devices to enable new applications/services.

Learn all about the NFC Forum Specification Architecture >

View the list of NFC Forum Technical Specifications >

View the list of NFC Forum Candidate Technical Specifications >

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Application Documents

 

NFC Forum Application documents provide guidance on how to take advantage of NFC technology in specific scenarios.

When used with NFC Forum Specifications, these tools can help achieve full interoperability across technologies.

Learn about the available NFC Forum Application Documents >

How to Get Specifications

 

Members: NFC Forum members may bypass the license agreement and download the specifications directly.

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Non-Members: The NFC Forum Technical Specifications are available for anyone to download at no charge, but only after completing the Specification License Agreement.

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Non-members can submit feedback by emailing: application_docs_feedback@nfc-forum.org