Tag: consumer electronics

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Energy savings. Better health and fitness tracking. Greater convenience. Improved security. The Internet of Things is already providing these and other major benefits to early-adopting consumers who have invested in connected security systems, thermostats, lighting, wearables, and appliances. And there’sRead more »

NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

We live in an increasingly wireless world. Whether we’re listening to music, sending a file from one device to another, or using a fitness tracker, we now expect it to happen without plugging in a single cable. Consumer demand forRead more »

NFC Gets Behind the Wheel

Someday soon, the most useful tool in your car may not be the jack or the lug nut wrench, but your NFC device, like your mobile phone , tablet or wearable . As automakers work to make cars more Internet-enabled, NFC is filling aRead more »

SIC4310-NFC Batteryless Toy

SIC4310-NFC Batteryless Toy,targets audiences who are developers, suppliers who work in smart toy and game or souvenir industries. Our customers are able to incorporate the NFC transponder IC to generate sounds and lights, and increase the interactive experience to the end users.Read more »

Winning the User Experience Relay Race

As any Olympic track athlete will tell you, winning a successful 4×100 meter relay race is as much about the baton-passing as it is the speed of the runners. There are multiple passing techniques to choose from – from theRead more »

The Convergence of NFC and the Internet of Things

In a little more than five years, more than 26 billion devices will be connected to each other, according to Gartner. Some analysts are projecting that by 2025 there will be 1 trillion (trillion!) networked devices worldwide in the consumer and industrialRead more »

Wearables: Build Them and They Will Come?

Even with its healthy set of skeptics and critics, divided on everything from usefulness to privacy, wearable computing is widely projected to be the biggest thing in mobile since the smartphone. ABI Research expects 90 million wearable devices, predominantly forRead more »

NFC and Bluetooth: The Perfect Pair

It was two decades ago that a new wireless technology called Bluetooth, named after an ancient Danish king, first appeared. It promised to replace the many cables connecting users and their devices to accessories like headsets. Those mature enough mayRead more »

Published first by the Wi-Fi Alliance, The Beacon You might have seen Wi-Fi Alliance’s announcement about the launch of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ with Near Field Communication (NFC) “tap-to-connect”. I think this announcement is a big deal, and here is why.Read more »