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Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, STMicroelectronics Offer IoT Modules
Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry and STMicroelectronics have introduced a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence solution for smart-factory, smart-home and smart-life applications. According to the companies, the IoT Solution Module combines Arrow’s engineering and global distribution capabilities with Panasonic Industry’s IoT modules based on the ST BlueTile (STEVAL-BCN002V1B) multi-sensor development kit.

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STMicroelectronics Reveals Next-Generation NFC Reader IC for Digital Car Keys

STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of ST25R NFC reader ICs with a new addition to the successful digital car key line, the ST25R3920. The new device introduces enhanced features for stronger performance, including rapid key response and extended range.

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Smartphones will soon wirelessly charge wearables via NFC

When it comes to wireless charging, Qi is the global standard that you find compatible with almost all phones and wearables. But thanks to the updated NFC specifications, accessories such as headphones and smartwatches will soon be able to wirelessly charge over NFC as well.

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Charge wirelessly with NFC

The new NFC specification WLC However, there are still no devices that support the new standard. In practice, however, it could look like simply placing the earphones or smartwatch on the back of a smartphone for charging – exactly where the NFC radio chip is installed. Some smartphone manufacturers have already implemented such a charging option with their own proprietary standard – of course, only in devices and accessories from their own production.

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NFC Forum Industry First: Bidirectional Communication Between Smartphones and IoT Devices

The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for near-field communication (NFC) technology, announced that its board of directors approved and adopted the Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol Specification (TNEP) and an updated version of the popular Connection Handover Technical Specification (CH 1.5).

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NFC Forum has standardized bidirectional communication between smartphones and IoT devices

Established in 2004, the non-profit industry association NFC Forum, standardizing and promoting Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced that its board of directors has approved and adopted the Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol Specification (TNEP) and an updated version of the Connection Handover Technical Specification (CH 1.5).

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NFC Forum formally adopts TNEP standard for bidirectional NFC data exchange

The NFC Forum’s Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol (TNEP) Specification and an updated version of the Connection Handover Technical Specification (CH 1.5) have been formally approved and adopted, the standards organisation has announced.

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NFC Forum adopts protocol for bi-directional communication between smartphones, IoT devices

The NFC Forum announced that its BoD approved and adopted the Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol Specification (TNEP) and an updated version of the popular Connection Handover Technical Specification (CH 1.5).

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The NFC specification is adding a new wireless charging standard

The NFC Forum has announced an update for the short-range wireless technology that adds a form of wireless charging to the standard. Future NFC devices could offer wireless charging functionality, albeit in a way that’s far more limited than the popular Qi standard used by almost every other device (via 9to5Google)

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WWDC: Apple’s iOS 13 NFC improvements are good for business

Apple will make near field communication (NFC) much more useful in iPhones running iOS 13, and these enhancements will impact the retail, medical, government, and security industries.

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