How to Choose the Right NFC Solution for Your Use Case

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The NFC market is exploding - ABI Research forecasts more than 2 billion NFC-enabled devices to shipped yearly by 2019. While the first product generations focused on standards and reading distance, the newest products also allow for fast design-in and certification thanks to features such as Dynamic Power Control, microcontroller integration or energy harvesting. Today we see three full NFC product categories to adress the growing number of use cases: (1) Connected NFC tag solutions with field-detection function and an NFC Forum-compliant RF or an I²C interface, (2) standalone NFC frontend solutions for the most flexible way to add NFC to a system and (3) NFC controller solutions to enable higher integration by combining an NFC frontend with an advanced 32-bit microcontroller, available with integrated firmware.