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== General NFC resources ==
Here are some NFC resources:
Here are some NFC resources:

Revision as of 16:38, 18 November 2013

General NFC resources

Here are some NFC resources:

Devices that use the NXP PN544

HTC One (and One X, One X+, and One XL) Huawei Ascend U8651 Motorola Droid Razr Nokia C7 Nokia N9 Samsung Galaxy SIII SamSung Galaxy Note 3 Sony Xperia Z

Devices that use the Broadcom BCM20793 (M)

LG Nexus 5 Galaxy S4 Nexus S4 Nexus 10 Tablet

Vendors of Secure Elements

ST Microelectronics NXP Secure Inside Infineon

Vendors of NFC chipsets

  • NXP
    • PN544
    • PN65N
  • Broadcom
    • BCM20793M
  • Secure Inside
    • MicroRead


Google supports Host Card Emulation (HCE), which eliminates the need for a secure element component in the mobile device itself. SE services can be provided by the network ("cloud"), or by trusted software. This support was announced for the KitKat (4.4) version of Android.

Software Interface

  • http://open-nfc.org/wp/ - Open-NFC project
    • This project appears to be a multi-OS driver for MicroRead hardware (but with a HAL for other chips)
  • libnfc