NFC for industrial: Zero-power configuration

Document created by Marion Thierry Employee on Oct 31, 2016Last modified by Diana Torres on Apr 5, 2017
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NXP Content: NTAG I²C plus

NXP Recommends: NTAG I²C plus

 

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he demo shows 3 industrial use cases:

  • Zero-power configuration via NFC
  • Diagnosis via NFC
  • Zero-power Firmware update via NFC

A regular Android NFC phone is used for all 3 use cases. This shows that by adding a relatively low-cost product (NTAG I²C plus at ~$0.25) to a device, you can control it from any NFC phone.

Value Propositions

  • NFC phone as touchscreen to configure the device at little additional cost – even with zero power
  • Save money by getting rid of rotary switches or the like (one costs around 30$ct), or expensive cable connectors.
  • Keep the device completely sealed – no openings for cable connectors needed. This keeps dirt and humidity/water out of the device.
  • Read out of error logs or activity statistics even when the device is completely dead and does not boot anymore, replace a UART diagnostic port
  • Firmware update can be done without opening the housing
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