NFC Controller Interface (NCI) Specifications

A device level specification, the NFC Controller Interface (NCI) Technical Specification defines the interface between an NFC Controller (NFCC) and a Device Host (DH) and addresses issues that must be considered for implementation.


 NFC Controller Interface (NCI) Technical Specification

The NCI specification defines a standard interface within an NFC device between an NFC controller and the device’s main application processor. The NCI makes it easier for device manufacturers to integrate chipsets from different chip manufacturers, and it defines a common level of functionality and interoperability among the components within an NFC-enabled device. With the availability of the NCI, manufacturers will have access to a standard interface they can use for whatever kind of NFC-enabled device they build – including mobile phones, PCs, tablets, printers, consumer electronics, and appliances. This will enable manufacturers to bring new NFC-enabled devices to market faster. The NCI provides users a logical interface that can be used with different physical transports, such as UART, SPI, and I2C.

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