Near-field communication (NFC) is a technology used to provide short-range wireless connectivity to carry two-way interactions between electronic devices. It is a flavor of RFID (radio-frequency identification), but it additionally has a specific set of standards including ISO/IEC 14443 and ISO/IEC 15693 to ensure interoperability of NFC-enabled equipment.
NFC uses inductive coupling between two devices and operates at 13.56 MHz. An NFC device can draw power from the RF field generated by another NFC device enabling devices to run without a battery or power supply and thus fit into particularly small form factors such as tags, stickers, key fobs or cards. Even when supplied, NFC requires very little energy and is thus ideally suited for battery-powered devices such as smartphones.
Because the transmission range is so short, NFC-enabled transactions are inherently more secure than those conveyed using other wireless technologies.
ST offers a comprehensive set of solutions including NFC / RFID tags and readers, dynamic NFC tags, NFC controllers and secure elements supported by a rich development ecosystem.
|X-CUBE-NFC1||ST||STM32Cube expansion software for X-NUCLEO-NFC01A1|
|STSW-ST25001||ST||Application executable of the "NFC Tap" Android app for ST25 product family|
|STSW-ST25DV001||ST||Firmware for ST25DV-DISCOVERY kit|
|STSW-ST25IOS001||ST||Application executable of the "NFC Tap" iOS app for ST25 product family|
|STSW-ST25PC001||ST||PC software executable for ST25 product family|
|STSW-ST25R001||ST||PC software installer for ST25R3911B-DISCO|
|STSW-ST25R002||ST||Sources of STM32L4 based firmware for ST25R3911B-DISCO|
|STSW-ST25R004||ST||Antenna Matching Tool for ST25R NFC/HF reader family|
|STSW-ST25SDK001||ST||Software Development Kit for ST25 Tags and Dynamic Tags|
|X-CUBE-NFC4||ST||Dynamic NFC/RFID tag IC software expansion for STM32Cube|
|X-CUBE-NFC5||ST||High performance HF reader/NFC initiator IC software expansion for STM32Cube|