NFC Forum Develops Analog Spec
The NFC Forum today announced that it has approved a new specification based on analog radio technologies. The NFC Analog Specification pertains to the "analog characteristics of the RF interface of an NFC-enabled device...without specifying the design of its antenna." The spec lets devices adjust power and transmission requirements, as well as how the signal is formed. According to the NFC Forum, the analog specification will give mobile device makers greater freedom in designing NFC-capable devices that have a broader range of interoperability. NFC, or near-field communications, radios are being installed on a greater number of smartphones and can be used for actions such as making mobile payments or easily pairing Bluetooth devices.