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.
Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
Target Adds Mobile Payment Feature to its App
Target today made it possible for people to make in-store payments with their smartphones through the Target mobile app. Similar to Walmart’s offering, shoppers can link their debit cart to the new Wallet function within the Target app.
NFC Forum Updates NFC Specification
The NFC Forum today provided an update to the core NFC specification. The update includes two new specifications and two new candidate specifications.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.