Recently, in a joint statement, the NFC Forum and the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) have announced their new Invention that future NFC devices will be able to gain the ability to charge active styluses.
Both companies are planning to integrate NFC Forum’s Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) into devices that meet USI standards. The NFC antenna will double as a charging coil and will support 1W wireless charging of small devices.
Even though the 1 W charging speed is little be low then other available gadgets in the market, it is enough for styluses, smartwatches, and earbuds. According to the last report by the XDA Developers, the NFC communication link will control power transfer, and the charging specification will use the 13.56 MHz base frequency.
Mods of NFC
Moreover, the devices will charge using two modes
- Static mode: which uses the standard radio frequency and provides fixed power output.
- Negotiated mode: which uses a higher radio frequency but can cycle the power output from 0.25W to 0.5 to 0.75W to 1W.
As of now, there will be not any extra information related to the NFC devices that will be supported by this new feature. Moreover, the company has not revealed how soon we can expect the feature to begin appearing in devices, but experts believe that the feature might debut as soon as possible.
Near Field Communication (NFC) benefits from growing consumer recognition, but not only for its role in secure transactions. NFC is increasingly present on iOS, Android and Windows mobiles, and is positioning as a unique connectivity enabler.
The IoTize Tap solution implements a passive Near Field Communication device (a.k.a. a tag). This device is powered by an active device (ex. an NFC equipped mobile phone), when that device is within 3 cm of the Tap’s NFC tag.
Combined with Bluetooth Low Energy or Wi-Fi, the NFC acts as an intelligent switch and initiates the wake-up and secure connection between a mobile device and the Tap-equipped system.
Changes in iOS-13 to boost NFC popularity
In this feature article, IoTize inventor, Francis Lamotte, explains how iOS-13 support of Near Field Communication creates new opportunities for the Dynamic NFC tags, which are at the heart of TapNLink and TapNPass solutions. New NFC-based mobile apps are revolutionizing how we interact with appliances and equipment in every walk of our lives. Read more at eeNews…
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