Tag Type Technical Specifications

The specifications for the NFC Forum Type 1/2/3/4/5 Tags provide the technical information needed to implement the reader/writer and associated control functionality of the NFC device to interact with the tags. The aim of these specifications is to define how NDEF messages are read from and written to NFC tags.

NFC Forum Specifications

NFC Forum Type 1 Tag Specification

Defines how an NFC-enabled device in Reader/Writer Mode detects, reads and writes a NDEF Message on a NFC Forum Type 1 Tag. The communication with this NFC Forum Tag type is based on NFC-A Technology.

NFC Forum Type 2 Tag Specification

Defines how an NFC-enabled device in Reader/Writer Mode detects, reads and writes a NDEF Message on a NFC Forum Type 2 Tag. The communication with this Forum Tag type is based on NFC-A Technology.

NFC Forum Type 3 Tag Specification

Defines how an NFC-enabled device in Reader/Writer Mode detects, reads and writes a NDEF Message on a NFC Forum Type 3 Tag. The communication with this Forum Tag type is based on NFC-F Technology, which is compatible to the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) X 6319-4.

NFC Forum Type 4 Tag Specification

Defines how an NFC-enabled device in Reader/Writer Mode detects, reads and writes a NDEF Message on a NFC Forum Type 4 Tag. The communication with this Forum Tag type is based on the ISO Data Exchange Protocol (ISO-DEP) which is fully compatible with the ISO/IEC 14443 standard series. This protocol is either based on NFC-A or NFC-B Technology.

NFC Forum Type 5 Tag Specification

Defines how an NFC-enabled device in Reader/Writer Mode detects, reads and writes a NDEF Message on a NFC Forum Type 5 Tag. The communication with this NFC Forum Tag type is based on NFC-V Technology.

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