Test Tool Approval Process

At the heart of any certification program are the quality, reliability, and integrity of the test tools used for certification testing, as well as the accuracy and consistency of the test results that the tools are capable of producing.

To ensure that test tools are suitable for testing NFC Forum functionality, the tools will be subjected to a formal assessment or validation process conducted by an independent third-party laboratory, selected by the Forum for this purpose.

Once approved for use in certification testing, the tool will be listed on the NFC Forum website. To be considered for NFC Forum validation, providers of prospective test tools must apply in writing.

The documents listed below provide NFC Forum Members with detailed information regarding the process, agreements, and requirements for test tool validation with NFC Forum.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Test Tool Validation Requirements
TR11.1 Conformance Test Tools Validation
Test Tool Validation Report Template
Analog Test Tool Requirements
Gerber files
Gerbers 8-Shaped Coil
Reference Equipment Verification Test
Amplifier Characterization Tests

The following laboratory is authorized by the NFC Forum to validate Digital Protocol and Analog test tools:

AT4 wireless, S.A.U. 
Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía
C/ Severo Ochoa, 2
29590 Málaga – Spain

Contact: Diego Lebrón Aguilar
Tel : +34 952 619 413
Fax: +34 952 619 113