Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC is a:

  1. standards-based
  2. short-range wireless connectivity technology that enables
  3. simple and intuitive
  4. two-way interactions between electronic devices


With NFC technology, consumers can perform contactless transactions, access digital content and connect NFC-enabled devices with a single touch.
NFC operates at 13.56 MHz on ISO/IEC 18000-3 air interface and at rates ranging from 106 kbit/s to 848 kbit/s. NFC always involves an initiator and a target; the initiator actively generates an RF field that can power a passive target.


NFC technology enables three modes:

  • Reader/Writer mode – where an NFC device reads an NFC tag or device acting in card emulation mode
  • Peer-to-Peer mode – where two NFC devices create a connection to share information
  • Card Emulation mode – where an NFC device acts as an NFC tag

How NFC is Driving New Global Opportunities

NFC mobile phones are for more than payments:

  • Secure access to buildings and PCs
  • Inventory control with tags and readers
  • Security patrols
  • Patient monitoring
  • Information gathering with educational tags

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open global scalable standard.