Labs & Testing Tools

There are many resources available to product designers to achieve NFC Forum Certification. NFC Forum provides both list for Authorized Test Labs (ATLs) and Approved Test Tools useful to achieve NFC Forum Certification.

Authorized Test Labs | Approved Test Tools | Lab Approval Process | Auditors

Authorized Test Labs

An ATL is a laboratory that has satisfied and continues to satisfy all requirements defined by the NFC Forum, and is thereby authorized to provide certification testing services to product manufacturers. Device manufacturer interested in applying for certification shall use one of these laboratories for product testing.

China Academy of Information Communications Technology

No. 52, Huayuan North Road,Haidian District, Beijing, China 100191

China

Contact
Liang Zhu

Phone: +86 10 62304633

Device Class:

Universal, Reader, Tag and Mobile

DEKRA Testing and Certification, S.A.U.

Parque Tecnologico de AndalucíaC/ Severo Ochoa, 229590 MalagaTel. +34 95 261 91 00 Fax. +34 95 261 91 13

Spain

Contact
Noemi Perez Dans

Phone: Tel.: +34 952 61 93 15

Device Class:

Universal, Reader, Tag, CCC-R, CCC-CE, and Mobile

FIME Japan

ST Building 6F, 1-2-4ShibaKoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan

Japan

Contact
Takahide Kadoyama

Phone: Tel +81 (0) 3 6435 8020, Fax +81 (0) 3 6435 8021

Device Class:

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader

SGS

SGS Building, 18-34 Sanbon-dongGunpo, Gyeonggi-do, 435-043, Korea

Korea

Contact
Jason Kim

Phone: +82 31 428 5817 (phone), +82 10 4520 9033 (mobile)

Device Class:

Universal, Reader

Sporton International, Inc.

No. 52, Hwa Ya 1St Rd. Hwa Ya Technology ParkKwei-Shan HsiangTaoyuan Hsien Taiwan

Taiwan

Contact
Hendry Yang

Phone: +886 3327 3456 Ext 558

Device Class:

Universal, Reader, Tag

Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)

267-2 Seohyeon-dong Bundang-guSeongnam-City, Gyeonggi-do, 463-824, Korea

Korea

Contact
Sookhyun Jeon

Phone: +82-31-780-9118 (Phone) ,+82-10-5111-1147 (Mobile)

Device Class:

Universal, Reader

Approved Test Tools

The following tools have been approved for NFC Forum Certification Testing. To perform certification testing, ATLs shall use test tools from the Approved Test Tools listed below.

cilab GmbH

Neuseiersbergerstrasse 115

8055 Graz

Austria

Phone: +43 664 8824 8917

Alfred Binder

Chief Executive Officer

Function

Analog Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, NFC WLC Reader, NFC WLC Tag, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader, USI WLC Reader

Tool

ci230

Test Suite 1.10.79
Firmware 1.29

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Mobile/Reader/Tag

Tool

ci230

Test Suite 1.10.75

Firmware 1.29

Function

Wireless Charging Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Universal, NFC WLC Reader, NFC WLC Tag, USI WLC Reader

Tool

ci230
Test Suite 1.13.84
Firmware 1.32

COMPRION GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Strasse

333104 Paderborn

Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 5251 / 6859 0

Fax: +49 (0) 5251 / 6859 999

Mr. Matthias Donner

Head of Software Development Contactless Test Solutions

Function

Analog Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, NFC WLC Reader, NFC WLC Tag, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader, USI WLC Reader

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum RF Analog 2.2.00 Test Bench Stage 1, 2 and 3, R5.6 with Device Test Center 8.7

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Mobile/Reader/Tag

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum RF Analog 2.1.00 Test Bench Stage 1, 2 and 3, R5.5.1 with Device Test Center 8.3.1

Function

Performance Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Tag

CR12

NFC Tag

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum Tag Performance Test Bench Stage 1 R5.4.4 with Device Test Center R7.1.4

Function

Digital Protocol Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, NFC WLC Reader, NFC WLC Tag, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader, USI WLC Reader

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum Digital Protocol 2.3.00 Test Bench, Stage 1, 2 ,3, 4 and 5, R5.6 with Device Test Center 8.7

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Mobile/Reader/Tag

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum Digital Protocol 2.2.00 Test Bench, Stage 1, 2 , 3 and 4, R5.5.2 with Device Test Center 8.3.2

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum Tag Test Bench 1.1.02, Stage 1, 2 and 3, R5.6, with Device Test Center R8.7

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Mobile/Reader/Tag

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum Tag Test Bench 1.1.00, Stage 1, 2 and 3, R5.5.2, with Device Test Center R8.3.2

Function

LLCP and SNEP Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Universal

CR12

Universal/Reader

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum LLCP 1.2.03, Test Bench Stage 1, R5.5.1, with Device Test Center R8.3.1

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Universal

CR12

Universal/Reader

Tool

UT³ NFC Forum SNEP Test Bench Stage 1 R5.5.2 with Device Test Center R8.3.2

Fime

Z.I. de la Folie Couvrechef

8, rue Commodore J.H. Hallet

14000 Caen

France

+33 2 31 44 08 07

Louis NOVÉ

Product Manager

Function

Analog Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, NFC WLC Reader, NFC WLC Tag, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader

Tool

NFC Forum Analog Test Suite v.3.4.1 with MPManager 3.9.1 platform

HW: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 26.0, FW 1.22

 

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Mobile/Reader/Tag

Tool

NFC Forum Analogue Test Suite V3.3.0 with MPManager 3.8.2 platform

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 24, Firmware 1.20

Function

Performance Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Tag

Tool

NFC Forum Tag Performance Test Suite V1.2.0 with MPManager 3.9.1 platform
Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 26, Firmware 1.22

Certification Release

CR12

Tag

Tool

NFC Forum Tag Performance Test Suite V1.1.0 with MPManager 3.5 platform

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 16, Firmware 1.13

Function

Digital Protocol Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Card Emulation, NFC Mobile, NFC Reader, NFC Tag, NFC Universal, NFC WLC Reader, NFC WLC Tag, CCC Digital Key CE, CCC Digital Key Reader

Tool

NFC Forum Digital Test Suite v3.1.0 with MP Manager 3.9.1

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 26.0, Firmware 1.22NFC Forum Applicative Test Suite for Tag Testing v.1.1.0Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 26.0, Firmware 1.22

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Mobile/Reader/Tag

Tool

NFC Forum Digital Test Suite v3.0.1 with MPManager 3.8.2

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 24, Firmware 1.20NFC Forum Applicative Test Suite for Tag Testing v1.0.0 Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 15, Firmware 1.12

Function

LLCP and SNEP Testing

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Universal

Tool

NFC Forum LLCP Test Suite v1.6.0 with MP Manager 3.9.1

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 26.0, Firmware 1.22

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Reader/Tag

Tool

NFC Forum LLCP Test Suite V1.5.0 with MPManager 3.8.2 platform

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 24, Firmware 1.20

Certification Release

CR12

Universal/Reader

Tool

NFC Forum SNEP Test Suite V1.4.0 with MPManager 3.8.2 platform

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 23, Firmware 1.19

Certification Release

CR13

NFC Universal

Tool

NFC Forum SNEP Test Suite v1.5.0 with MP Mananger 3.9.1

Hardware: MP500 TCL3, FPGA 26.0, Firmware 1.22

Test Lab Certification Process

Authorized Test Labs

An NFC Forum Authorized Test Laboratory is a laboratory that has satisfied and continues to satisfy all requirements set forth in the NFC Forum Certification Policy and the Authorized Test Laboratory Requirements, and which is thereby authorized to provide certification testing services to product manufacturers and has signed the Test Lab agreement.

The NFC Forum has two types of certification laboratories:

First (1st) Party Test Laboratories

1st Party Test Laboratories are in-house test facilities, owned and controlled by the manufacturer of the products being tested. A First Party Test Laboratory must be a Sponsor or Principal member of NFC Forum.

Third (3rd) Party Test Laboratories

3rd Party Test Laboratories are independent laboratories that provide testing services to manufacturers for the purpose of verifying that implementations conform to the NFC Forum specifications. A Third Party Test Laboratory must be an NFC Forum member at the Associate level or higher.


Authorized Test Labs Audit

Each NFC Forum Authorized Test Lab shall perform an annual audit. Below are the resources needed to complete that task.

Analog Certification Testing Authorization

To prepare for performing Analog certification testing, labs must successfully complete the InterLab Comparision Test. Review and complete the requirements forms below to be assigned a testing slot.

Qualified NFC Forum Auditors

Prospective test laboratories must pass an on-site audit to be approved as an NFC Forum Authorized Test Lab. Once NFC Forum authorized, test labs must complete an audit every 24 months to maintain their status.

The following auditors have been authorized by the NFC Forum to assess a laboratory’s compliance with the NFC Forum Certification Policy. Labs are responsible to contact one of the Qualified Auditors to request an audit when needed. Please copy certification@nfc-forum.org when you request your audit.

Please copy certification@nfc-forum.org when you request your audit

Greg Gogates

Lansdale, PA USA

Tel: +1 610 222 9348

ggogates@nfc-forum.org

Gordon Antonello

Malaga, Spain

Tel: +1 587 315 6315

gantonello@nfc-forum.org

Links to Relevant Published Documents (PDFs)