NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices

NXP

PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled a dynamic NFC chip that can be used by electronic device makers to let consumers use their mobile phone as a remote user interface “rather than relying on expensive touchscreens or WiFi connectivity for wireless data exchange on home electronics.”... More





Java library implements SNEP

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)

A researcher at Turin’s Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum’s SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices... More





RIM releases BlackBerry NFC APIs

Support for both tag reading/writing and card emulation applications are included in the BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0, ready for the forthcoming launch of the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. More



Uncovered: The hidden NFC potential of the Google Nexus S and the Nokia C7

Gerald Madlmayr

Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what’s inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered… More






NXP and Trusted Logic release open source Android NFC API

NXP and Trusted Logic have released an open source NFC Android API designed to work with a second generation NFC Android stack developed by the two companies which, they say, “provides a complete integration into the Android framework, comparable to the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi services already integrated in Android.”... More





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