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NFC Forum picks Broadcom for device certification testing

The NFC Forum has chosen to use Broadcom‘s recently announced BCM2079x NFC controller chips to validate its NFC device certification test suite.

NFC Forum Certification Mark

The NFC Forum Certification Program, introduced in December 2010, provides device manufacturers with a means of establishing that their products conform to the NFC Forum’s published specifications. The NFC Forum test tools will be used to ensure compliance and interoperability of future NFC products and solutions. Companies whose products pass the testing process can then place the NFC Forum’s N-Mark on the device to indicate it complies with specifications.

“As we build out our certification program, the NFC Forum is relying on Broadcom and other member companies to provide the reference samples we need to make sure that our test bed is of the highest possible quality,” says chairman Koichi Tagawa. “By using Broadcom’s newest family of chips with the industry’s most advanced capabilities, we’re ensuring that NFC solutions will be based on high standards for compliant and interoperable future products.”

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