Application Documents

NFC Forum Application Documents are informative technical documents designed to promote NFC solutions in vertical markets and to foster best practices, by describing proposed solutions based on NFC Forum specifications.

Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Using NFC

This Application Document describes the interaction of Bluetooth technology and NFC during SSP in detail. It provides examples of both negotiated and static handover in the most feasible use cases involving the presence of both technologies. Developers will find the examples useful guides for their own work. The document has now been expanded (in June 2014) to include descriptions of how to use NFC for fast and easy Bluetooth low energy out-of-band (OOB) pairing, a key capability of Bluetooth Smart, a version of Bluetooth wireless technology that offers considerably reduced power consumption.

The updated Application Document published in June 2019 supports also Bluetooth devices implemented according the Bluetooth Core Specification 5.1 and is extended for Bluetooth Low Energy.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup using NFC technology

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup using NFC technology can be found in the Wi-Fi Simple Configuration Technical Specification on the Wi-Fi Alliance website. Similar to the mechanism described in the Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Application Document, the mechanism of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup is based on the Connection Handover Technical Specification from the NFC Forum.