Near-Field Communication (NFC), also known as High Frequency RF Identification (HF RFID), offers a short-range, low-power communications solution between two devices via inductive coupling. Interest in this technology is surging as product developers look to leverage its inherent advantages for sharing data between two devices simply and securely. While the close proximity offers clear benefits for security, NFC also features ease-of-use for the user as it does not require a complex “pairing” or provisioning process to establish a connection.
The same characteristics that make this technology appealing for many applications (short-range, low-power, and interoperable) are also what makes this technology challenging to implement successfully in your product design. The biggest key to a successful NFC implementation is to maximize the energy harvesting that must occur. From the design of the antenna to the RF matching of the system to the implementation of the NFC IC components, the design experts at LSR have the ability to optimize your product’s NFC solution for maximum energy capture and range.
Going beyond NFCNear-Field Communication offers an array of complementary benefits and applications to pair with other wireless communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and Bluetooth® Smart (BLE). Your full-featured product solutions may require multiple wireless technologies to work collaboratively in a close proximity to each other. LSR’s 30 years of wireless product development experience spans virtually all wireless protocols, so our design engineers have the expertise to integrate complex RF systems to co-exist and work together, all in one design.
- Design expertise in NFC system optimization for energy harvesting and signal range
- Custom NFC antenna design and modeling capabilities
- On-site personnel, equipment, and facilities to manage EMC certification for NFC-enabled products
- Experience to optimize a system that is comprised of virtually any manufacturer’s NFC chipsets
- Engineering know-how to integrate complex RF systems utilizing multiple wireless technologies
Whether your product is still a concept, hung up in development or certification testing, or experiencing issues in the field, let LSR help create an NFC design solution that ensures your product achieves its full potential and delivers reliable performance for your customers.