Where the NFC applications next?

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Where the NFC applications next? Which applications dominate the NFC market and which are growing the fastest? Among the NFC market segments, the applications in the fields of mobile payment, smart home, IoT and healthcare are all showing extensive and rapid growth trends. Among them, healthcare, smart home and IoT applications show the most prominent growth. For example, in the field of healthcare, some enterprises use NFC tags for the inventory of medical supplies and the wake-up and pairing of wearable medical devices. NFC wireless charging, which has emerged in the past two years, helps miniaturized wearable devices add NFC functionality so that they can be charged wirelessly, thus enhancing user experience and increasing functionality. Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp With the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT), Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has gradually become the core of connecting IoT. From mobile payment to smart door locks, from medical devices to logistics management, the wide application of NFC has made our lives more convenient. Today, we will focus on the latest developments in the NFC technology market and start looking for new ways to use NFC in our daily affairs. We can see that the application scenarios of NFC in sports, medical care, tourism, advertising, fitness and Wellness and other fields are gradually being tapped. Currently, the NFC market covers a wide range of application scenarios such as automotive, POS, wearables, medical, door locks, industrial and toys. Many market functions of touch-connected products are realized through NFC, which is an advantage of NFC technology. Taking a common laptop as an example, users can transfer files and execute some commands by touching their phone to the laptop or printer. The underlying logic of this function is realized by establishing a connection through NFC. By adding NFC tags or dynamic tags to the device, specific functions can be triggered via the NFC protocol. The touch connectivity feature can be considered as a function of near field communication, with the advantage that the pairing is very clear, enabling less interference and more efficiency in one-to-one product pairing. What competing technologies does NFC face in the current market environment? A variety of different technologies are suitable for different application scenarios. In general, the following technologies can achieve similar functionality to NFC: QR Code (QR Code) technology: QR Code technology realizes information transmission by scanning the QR code, but the operation is relatively cumbersome as it needs to be scanned. UHF RFID technology: UHF RFID is also a wireless communication technology, which has a longer transmission distance, but is relatively power-consuming and requires a dedicated reader/writer for operation.   However, NFC is still favored due to its wide applicability, convenience and security. With the popularization of NFC functionality on smartphones, NFC technology has become more accessible. In many application scenarios, NFC interaction can be realized without a special NFC reader or writer with just a smartphone. After years of development, what factors are needed to promote the application of NFC technology? The popularization of NFC technology requires a number of factors. These include the increased penetration of smartphones, which makes it easier for NFC technology to be widely adopted; the reduced cost of NFC chips, which promotes the popularity of NFC integration in products; and the combination of various wireless technology standards with NFC, which enables more convenient network formation. Over the years, NFC technology has been exploring new application areas and enriching its usage scenarios. Sometimes, NFC technology plays a key role in unseen places, such as anti-counterfeiting verification of electric toothbrush brush heads and NFC wireless charging of smart wearable devices. With the popularization of NFC technology, the number of related application areas is increasing. With the continuous expansion of the market, NFC technology has penetrated into various fields such as consumer, industrial, medical, etc., realizing convenience. NFC can be connected with cell phones, so many cell phone apps applying NFC have appeared. With the wide popularity of NFC function on smartphones, more and more mobile apps greatly enrich the application areas of NFC technology. For example, blockchain technology solutions combining mobile apps and NFC technology can provide more secure product anti-counterfeiting and traceability. At the same time, mobile apps can also be used to read NFC sensor data and understand the history of environmental parameters, facilitating applications such as cold chain. Some toy manufacturers are also actively developing applications to build NFC tags into toys to enrich toy play and incorporate educational elements for fun and education. Where is the future market for NFC? In the past two years, by the impact of the epidemic, cell phones and other consumer markets have been affected, the NFC market is no exception. However, from the perspective of the tag market, its growth rate is still maintained at about 20%, with an annual shipment of about 500 million. As the epidemic subsides, the NFC market will usher in a new rise, so where exactly are the driving forces that will propel the NFC future market? Currently, more and more smart products are starting to use wireless connection, and the pairing problem will be encountered in the connection process. Although the pairing operation itself is not complicated, but NFC can realize the experience of a touch that is connected, which undoubtedly greatly enhance the security and intelligence of the product, but also has a cost advantage. In the future, with the continued development of the Internet of Things, the demand for one-touch connectivity will increase. In the anti-counterfeiting field, NFC can also play its advantages. For example, in air purifiers and drinking water purifiers, data transmission between the cartridge and the purifier can be carried out through NFC technology to achieve reliable authentication for anti-counterfeiting, thus improving the quality of life.   In the field of automotive electronics, we can see that ST and other major international manufacturers are vigorously promoting keyless solutions and center control WPC applications. When the key runs out of power, NFC can be used as the last opening solution,

The Unique Features of ID, IC, NFC, and UHF Cards: A Detailed Overview

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The Unique Features of ID, IC, NFC, and UHF Cards: A Detailed Overvie Are you familiar with RFID smart cards?   If you are still relatively unfamiliar, don’t worry, because today we will introduce you to all the knowledge of RFID smart cards in detail. RFID smart cards may sound a bit complicated, but if I mention IC cards or ID cards, you might have some understanding. This is because ID cards and IC cards are the two most common types of RFID smart cards. However, RFID smart cards are not limited to these two types, they also include some other types. Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp Radio frequency communication standards are an important basis for tag chip design. At present, the communication standards related to RFID mainly include: ISO/IEC18000 standard (covering 125KHz, 134 KHz, 13.56MHz, 433MHz, 860-960MHz, 2.45GHz and other frequency bands, a total of 7 parts), ISO11785 (low frequency), ISO/IEC14443 standard (13.56MHz), ISO/IEC15693 standard (13.56MHz), EPC standards (including Class0, Class1 and GEN2 protocols, covering HF and UHF two frequency bands), and DSRC standards (European ETC standards, including 5.8GHz).   RFID is the general term for radio frequency technology systems, and RFID cards are radio frequency cards, which contain frequency sensing chips inside, which can be IC or ID chips. At present on the market, we can divide radio frequency cards into the following types according to frequency: low frequency cards (ID cards 125KHz), high frequency cards (IC cards 13.56MHz), and ultra high frequency cards (915MHz). In our daily life, most membership cards belong to IC cards, such as bus cards, meal cards, access control cards, etc., these cards can be IC cards, or they can be ID cards. The difference between IC cards and ID cards lies in the chips contained in the card, but from the outside, they are almost indistinguishable, IC chips belong to high frequency, and ID chips belong to low frequency. The difference is that the ID card only has an ID number, while the IC card has the functions of value storage and confidentiality, which the ID card does not have. ID badges and cards are early electronic tags, only have an ID number, cannot store any data, so they are called ID cards. Because ID cards have no algorithm and cannot write data, their ID is written once at the time of manufacture, and the user can only read the card number. Because ID cards are easy to copy, their security is low. Mainly used in access control systems and company badges.   IC badges and cards are the general term for smart cards, with readable and writable memory, also known as memory cards, logic encryption cards. The data reading and writing of IC cards require password authentication, data can be partitioned, different areas are used for different functions, can have different password protection. The content of the IC card can be repeatedly erased, divided into contact and non-contact IC cards. There are two types of RF IC cards—Type A and Type B. The main difference lies in the depth of carrier modulation and the coding method of binary numbers.   RFID card is a general term for non-contact electronic cards/tags, including ID cards, IC cards, and NFC cards, etc. The main difference between these cards is the working frequency band. RFID can be divided into low frequency, high frequency, and ultra-high frequency according to the working frequency band. According to the characteristics of different frequency bands, it is applied to different scenes, such as animal management, personnel identification, vehicle management, asset management, smart medical, etc. Different usage frequencies will produce differences in read-write distance, data exchange speed, and anti-interference.   NFC, the full name is Near Field Communication, essentially it is a two-way exchange of information. Both NFC and RFID are based on signal transmission between two objects close to each other, but NFC technology adds point-to-point (P2P) communication function, NFC devices can find each other and establish communication connections. Both RFID and NFC belong to close-range, non-contact wireless communication technology, but they actually have a relationship of inclusion and being included. RFID technology is a technology that transmits information using radio frequency signals, mainly identifying specific targets through radio signals, while NFC is near-field wireless communication technology, the chip has the ability to communicate with each other, and has computing power. NFC evolved from RFID technology, using the high-frequency (13.56MHz) standard of RFID, but it is a two-way process. NFC has high security.   RFID smart card is a very wide field, including various types of cards such as ID cards, IC cards, and NFC cards, etc. They each have their own characteristics and uses, but they all rely on radio frequency technology to achieve information transmission and storage. I. Low Frequency (LF) RFID Badges and Cards Protocol: ISO 11784, ISO11785, 18000-2. Frequency band: Low frequency RFID usually operates at 125 kHz or 134.2 kHz. Reading distance: The reading distance of low frequency RFID systems is short, usually a few centimeters to several tens of centimeters. Cost: relatively low. Data transmission rate: The data transmission rate is relatively slow. Features: Strong penetration ability for metal and liquid, not easily interfered, single reading. Usage scenarios: Suitable for animal identification, access control systems, car anti-theft, AGV and other short-distance applications. An ID card (Identification Card) is a contactless RFID tag, with a working frequency of 125kHz, only one ID number, and cannot store any data, therefore it is called an ID card. The ID card is powered by a card reader, and reads the “unique” number stored in the chip’s EEPROM. The card number is written once before the card is sealed, and cannot be changed after the card is sealed. Passive and contactless are 2 notable features of this chip, and the radio frequency interface circuit is the key core technology. It receives radio frequency energy from the card reader, generates power and clock for the chip, and implements wireless communication between the card and the card reader through technologies such as