ST’s NFC Tags Now Certified! All You Need to Know About NFC’s Future

The ST25TA, ST25DV, and ST25TV were among the first NFC tags in the industry to pass the Tag Certification Program, just less than a month after the NFC Forum made it public last September 20, 2017. Near Field Communication (NFC) is becoming ubiquitous as more consumers pay with their phones or use the technology to share contacts, files, and other pieces of information. The protocol has its origin in RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), which dates back to the early 1980s, but only became an official standard in 2003. The original specification defines an operating frequency of 13.56 MHz, and a range of less than 10 cm, for a data rate oscillating between 106 kbps and 424 kbps. The NFC’s small radius is one of its main benefits as it significantly limits the possibility of a man-in-the-middle attack and other types of hacks.

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