Tag: technical specifications

Inside Connection Handover 1.4 and LLCP 1.3

The NFC Forum recently released a set of new specification s . It consists of the new Connection Handover 1.4 Candidate Technical Specification, the Verb RTD 1.0 Technical Specification, and the Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) 1.3 Technical Specification. The new specificationsRead more »

The Meaning Behind Our New Mission Statement

The NFC Forum has unveiled a new mission statement that reflects the evolving focus of our work as the market for NFC grows and matures: The NFC Forum brings the convenience of NFC technology to life. We empower organizations toRead more »

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

In this, the second of two blog posts (read Part 1 here ) on the new NCI 2.0 candidate specification, we’ll take a closer look at more new features that benefit both NFC developers and device users: RF Interface Extension TheRead more »

Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

Several weeks ago, the NFC Forum released a new NFC Controller Interface (NCI) 2.0 candidate specification. Because NCI describes an internal interface between an NFC Controller and the main processor of an NFC-enabled device, it is not something most usersRead more »

The Practical Uses of the NFC Signature RTD 2.0 Specification

Imagine walking into your favorite coffee shop and, while you wait in line, you tap an NFC smart poster with your smartphone. It connects you to free Wi-Fi, offers you the promotion of the day, and allows you to placeRead more »

What is the Purpose of NFC NDEF Signature Records?

This question was posted a few years ago by  Eric  Vétillard  in this  blog post . The NFC Forum  Signature RTD  1.0 specification was first released as a  specification  in 2010.   Michael Roland  later identified ways to improve the specification and assisted the NFC Forum in updating it.  Now a candidate specification, the final NFC ForumRead more »

Winning the User Experience Relay Race

As any Olympic track athlete will tell you, winning a successful 4×100 meter relay race is as much about the baton-passing as it is the speed of the runners. There are multiple passing techniques to choose from – from theRead more »

NFC + App Developers = Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

My ties to the developer community run deep, and inform my work with the Forum. Recently, we launched our new “Tap Into NFC” Developer Program, website and NFC product showcase . (In case you missed the announcement, you can find it here .) Our primary goal with this program is toRead more »

Get Better Acquainted with NFC

Thanks to a certain high-profile product announcement out of Cupertino this week, a lot more people are now aware of NFC. That’s great, because public interest and consumer demand are essential to NFC adoption and growth. Apple users will nowRead more »

NFC and Bluetooth: The Perfect Pair

It was two decades ago that a new wireless technology called Bluetooth, named after an ancient Danish king, first appeared. It promised to replace the many cables connecting users and their devices to accessories like headsets. Those mature enough mayRead more »