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Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few inches. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".

NFC standards cover communications protocols and data exchange formats, and are based on existing radio-frequency identification (RFID) standards including ISO/IEC 14443 and FeliCa. The standards include ISO/IEC 18092 and those defined by the NFC Forum, which was founded in 2004 by Nokia, Philips Semiconductors (has became NXP Semiconductors since 2006) and Sony, and now has more than 160 members. The Forum also promotes NFC and certifies device compliance. It fits the criteria for being considered a personal area network.

NFC Forum compliant NTAG ICs are the ideal choice for mass market deployment of NFC proximity marketing and electronics pairing applications.

To understand more info, please browse follow links for your reference.

NFC Forum's official website @
NFCSpecs @
NFCResources @
NFC and Contactless Tech @

Mainstream NFC Chips

Based on ISO14443A technology, here are main NFC ICs like NTAG which combines ease of integration, high RF sensitivity and anti-cloning features to provide benefits for the whole value chain up to the end consumer.

Currently,there are 4 types tag for NFC forum approved. The new types will be updated soon

NFC Forum Type

Model/Type Number User Memory IC Supplier Brief Spec Info
NFC Forum Type 1 Tag Topaz512(BCM20203) 512 byte BroadCom 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NFC Forum Type 2 Tag Mifare Ultralight 64 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
Mifare Ultralight C 192 bytes(EEPROM) NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG203 144 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG203F 144 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG210 48 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG212 128 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG213 144 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG213F 144 byte,field dection NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG215 504 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG216 888 byte NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NTAG216F 888 byte, field dection NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
NFC Forum Type 3 Tag Felica Lite-S(RC-S966) 14 blocks+1 subtraction block(1 block= 16 byte) SONY 13.56MHz,ISO/IEC 18092 Details
NFC Forum Type 4 Tag Mifare DESFire EV1 2K 2K bytes NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
Mifare DESFire EV1 4K 4K bytes NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details
Mifare DESFire EV1 8K 8K bytes NXP 13.56MHz,ISO 14443A Details


When invented back in 2002, NFC was defined to serve a variety of applications, while being compatible with the most popular contactless infrastructures, e.g. for payment and automatic fare collection.

With the mass deployment, NFC infrastructures now require dedicated solutions accommodating the demand for interoperability, ease of use and high performance.


NTAG fully complies to NFC Forum Tag specifications, ensuring universal interoperability with NFC devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablet PCs, fixed readers). Moreover, NTAG is based on ISO 14443A standard, thus allowing easy integration in existing infrastructures using MIFARE and SmartMX.

Ease of use

NTAG products are designed to maximize reuse of existing antenna, inlay and tag designs, and are shipped already pre-configured, thus greatly reducing integration effort, R&D expenses and time to market for tag manufacturers and converters.

High performance

Interoperability with mobile phones requires special attention to RF sensitivity and tag size. NTAG products offer improved read range which, combined with a high capacitance option (50pF), overcomes the presence of obstacles like glass, plastic or fabric between tag and reader, even for small tag sizes (40mm diameter or less).

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