Pulse Intros Thinner NFC Antenna Made of Ferrite
Pulse Electronics today announced a new near-field communication (NFC) antenna for mobile devices that is made of ferrite and measures 40% thinner than comparable NFC antennas. According to Pulse, its new antenna measures 0.185mm thick in a package that measures 35 x 50cm. It can be used near batteries and metal frames while still meeting the EMVCo 40mm specifications for compatibility with chip-based payment cards and readers worldwide. Pulse believes this new design will make it easier for handset manufacturers to incorporate NFC antennas and radios into their phones. The antenna will be available to OEMs later this year.
Review: Jabra Sport Pulse and Sport Coach Headphones
Jabra's Sport series of Bluetooth headphones targets fitness buffs who want music and fitness tracking managed by the same wearable. The Sport Pulse and Sport Coach offer heart-rate monitoring and rep counting, respectively, for runners and crossfit lovers.
Huawei P10 Revealed by FCC
The FCC today approved a new, unannounced phone from Huawei that matches leaked photos of the P10. The company is expected to announce the P10 flagship phone in a little over a week at the MWC trade show in Barcelona.
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.
Innovative New Wireless Antenna is Dramatically Smaller
Researchers at Northeastern University have demonstrated a new type of radio antenna that operates in the frequencies used for some cellular networks and Wi-Fi, but is up to 100 times smaller than current antenna designs. The new antenna can be manufactured on a single chip approximately 1mm across.