The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time.
Certification testing for the Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) and Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol (SNEP) specifications has also been added.
“With the additions announced today, the certification program offers comprehensive testing for all of the communication layers that are needed to support NFC use cases,” the NFC Forum says. “This means that application developers can have full confidence in the underlying layers in a certified device and focus on their parts of the NFC ecosystem.”
“The availability of analog testing is a milestone in our certification program,” Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum, explains.
“When a device is certified as compliant with NFC Forum specifications — and the analog specification in particular — it provides consumers with a better assurance that NFC’s easy touch interface will deliver the comfortable and consistent experience they expect.”