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Near field communication, or NFC, is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 4 cm or less. NFC operates at 13.56 MHz 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. This enables NFC targets to take very simple form factors such as tags, stickers, key fobs, or cards that do not require batteries. NFC peer-to-peer communication is of course possible, where both devices are powered. According to the NFC Forum, the three main uses of NFC currently are “sharing, pairing, and transaction.” Global companies are interested in NFC’s ability to provide pervasive marketing, simplify processes, and facilitate contactless payment for goods." - Wikipedia


2011 NFC-Enabled Cellular Terminal Forecast Downgraded to 450 Million Units | abiresearch.com/abiprdisplay.jsp?pressid=719
Article from ABI Research.

ECMA International | ecma-international.org/activities/Communications/2004ga-067.pdf#search="near field communications"
+41 22 849 6000 / Switzerland
Near Field Communications technical basics, applications & information.

Four Factors Critical to Near Field Communications Markets in 2006 | abiresearch.com/abiprdisplay.jsp?pressid=624
From ABI Research.

Get ready for Near Field Communication | engadget.com/2004/08/31/get-ready-for-near-field-communication
Article from Engadget by Peter Rojas.

How NFC Can Speed Bluetooth Transactions—Today | commsdesign.com/design_corner/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180203270
From CommsDesign, by Taoufik Ghanname.

Is near-field communication close to success? | ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?isnumber=33768&arnumber=1607943&count=32&index=9
Abstract from IEEE by Ortiz, S., Jr.

Magnetic Near-Field Distribution Measurements above a Patch Antenna by Using an Optical Waveguide Probe | ietcom.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/E88-B/8/3140
Article from IEICE-Transactions on Communications, Oxford University Press.

Motorola and MasterCard giving Near Field Communications payments a run for your money | engadget.com/2004/10/13/motorola-and-mastercard-giving-near-field-communications
Article from Engadget by Joshua Fruhlinger.

Near Field Communication Chip Using PIM for Bio MEMS Sensors | ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?isnumber=29636&arnumber=1349528&count=110&index=109
Abstract from IEEE.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum | nfc-forum.org/home
A non-profit industry association that promotes the use of NFC short-range wireless interaction in consumer electronics, mobile devices and PCs.

Near Field Communication: Secure Mobile Commerce | networkworld.com/buzz/2005/092605-signoff.html
Article by Paul Korzeniowski, Network World.

Near-Field Communications | wi-fiplanet.com/columns/article.php/1471871
Article from Wi-Fi Planet, By Ed Sutherland.

Near Field Communications (NFC) | abiresearch.com/products/market_research/Near-Field_Communications_(NFC)
Simplifying and Expanding Contactless Commerce, Connectivity and Content, report by ABI Research.

Near Field Communications Brings New Meaning To Short-Range Wireless | wsdmag.com/Article/ArticleID/11888/11888.html
Article from Electronic Design, by Louis E. Frenzel.

Near Field Communications Coming to a Handset Near You | allbusiness.com/media-telecommunications/telecommunications-wireless/5663518-1.html
News item from PhoneContent.com.

Near field Communications Gets Nearer | theregister.co.uk/2006/08/15/nfc_standard_progresses
Article from The Register, by Bill Ray.

Near-Field Communications Opens Vision | elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&AD=1&ArticleID=7254
Of E-Commerce
Article from Electronic Design, by Mark David.

Near Field Communication White paper | ecma-international.org/activities/Communications/2004tg19-001.pdf
From ECMA International.

Near-Field Sound-Source Localization Based on a Signed Binary Code | ietfec.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/E88-A/8/2078
Article from IEICE-Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications & Computer Sciences, Oxford University Press.

Near-field to Far-field Transition of Photonic Crystal Fibers: Symmetries and Interference Phenomena | opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?&uri=oe-10-11-475
Abstract from Optics Express, by Niels Mortensen and Jacob Folkenberg.

Nokia, Philips and Sony establish the Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum | nxp.com/news/content/file_1053.html
News release from NXP.

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