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. The RTD Device Information 1.0 spec helps devices better identify one another and the NFC Analog Technical Specification 1.1 makes improvements to the analog characteristics of the RF interface. The NFC Logical Link Control Protocol Candidate Specification 1.3 provides greater security in peer-to-peer messaging. Last the NFC Controller Interface Candidate Specification 2.0 adds new RF interface extensions for optimized and scalable P2P and memory tag communication. This allows NFC devices to communicate with a broader range of devices and tags. The NFC Forum said the technical details can be downloaded from its web site. The candidate specs will remain will remain candidates pending feedback from Forum members and other standards organizations. NFC radios are often used in phones to initiate Bluetooth pairing or conduct mobile payment transactions.
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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.
NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
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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.