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
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Cellular Terminal Forecast Downgraded to 450 Million Units |
Article from ABI Research.
ECMA International | ecma-international.org/activities/Communications/2004ga-067.pdf#search="near
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Near Field Communications technical basics,
applications & information.
Four Factors Critical to Near Field Communications Markets in 2006
From ABI Research.
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? |
Abstract from IEEE by Ortiz, S., Jr.
Near-Field Distribution Measurements above a Patch Antenna by Using an Optical Waveguide Probe
Article from IEICE-Transactions on Communications, Oxford University Press.
Motorola and MasterCard giving Near Field Communications payments a run for your money
from Engadget by Joshua Fruhlinger.
Near Field Communication Chip Using PIM for Bio MEMS Sensors |
Abstract from IEEE.
Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum | nfc-forum.org/home
non-profit industry association that promotes the use of NFC short-range wireless interaction in
consumer electronics, mobile devices and PCs.
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.
Communications Brings New Meaning To Short-Range Wireless |
Article from Electronic Design, by
Louis E. Frenzel.
Near Field Communications Coming to a Handset Near You |
News item from PhoneContent.com.
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
Article from Electronic Design, by Mark
Near Field Communication White paper | ecma-international.org/activities/Communications/2004tg19-001.pdf
From ECMA International.
Sound-Source Localization Based on a Signed Binary Code |
Article from IEICE-Transactions on
Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications & Computer Sciences, Oxford University Press.
Far-field Transition of Photonic Crystal Fibers: Symmetries and Interference Phenomena
Abstract from Optics Express, by Niels Mortensen and Jacob Folkenberg.
Nokia, Philips and Sony establish the Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum
News release from NXP.