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NFC-enabled Devices (M)

Status: Abgeschlossen

The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum describes NFC as “a new, short-range wireless connectivity technology that evolved from a combination of existing contactless identification and interconnection technologies. Products with built-in NFC will dramatically simplify the way consumer devices interact with one another, helping people speed connections, receive and share information and even make fast and secure payments”. NFC operates at 13.56 MHz and is both a ‘read’ and ‘write’ technology. The underlying layers of NFC technology are based on several standards including ISO 18092 for communication between two devices, and the two passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) standards ISO 15693 (proximity) and ISO 14443 (vicinity).

Since NFC-enabled devices are currently not widely available or often do not provide additional required features (e.g. Bluetooth), the objective of the project is to develop NFC-enabled devices such as mobile phones, PDAs or appliances. The NFC or RFID chips and the devices used for the project will be provided.

The project should be done in the following major steps:

  • Familiarize yourself with the NFC/RFID technology and standards.
  • Evaluate possible RFID and NFC hardware typically provided by NXP, Inside or Melexis.
  • Develop a concept for the hardware and software design for several NFC enabled devices.
  • Implement the design for at least 1-2 devices. This should include a smart phone that provides the Symbian platform and Bluetooth.
  • Extensively test the functionality of the implementation (software and hardware).
Student/Bearbeitet von: Julien Falco
Contact/Ansprechpartner: Matthias Lampe, Steve Hinske

ETH ZurichDistributed Systems Group
Last updated May 7 2012 07:19:03 PM MET lam