Evolving from a combination of contactless identification and networking technologies, Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless connectivity technology that enables convenient short-range communication between electronic devices. NFC offers the ultimate in convenience for connecting all types of consumer devices and enables rapid and easy communications. It is the perfect solution for controlling data in our increasingly complex and connected world. NFC is central to NXP’ vision of a world where everyone can always connect to information, entertainment and services. With NFC, people can come closer and go further. Its intuitive operation makes it particularly easy for consumers to use, while its built-in security makes it ideal for payment and financial applications. Though wireless in nature, NFC is very different from RFID. NFC is a ‘usability technology’ for consumer devices, adding an easy-to-use wireless interface to deliver connectivity, content and services, while RFID is a technology to improve supply chain and asset management.

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