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* [http://nfc-tools.org/index.php?title=Main_Page libnfc]
* [http://nfc-tools.org/index.php?title=Main_Page libnfc]
** open-source project for accessing NFC features from user-space
** open-source project for accessing NFC features from user-space
* Android APIs
** Official API resources: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/nfc/package-summary.html
** Android NFC guide: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/index.html
** Tutorial for basic tag reading from Android: http://mifareclassicdetectiononandroid.blogspot.se/2011/04/reading-mifare-classic-1k-from-android.html
== Footnotes ==
== Footnotes ==

Revision as of 18:11, 18 November 2013

General NFC resources

Here are some NFC resources:

NFC news and articles

finding which devices use which chips

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 [1][2]
  • 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


  1. [http://www.geek.com/android/nexus-5-could-debut-a-more-open-google-wallet-that-works-with-all-phones-1575354/
  2. [1]