Lille, June 7th 2019 :

Micropross now NI, announced earlier today that the NFC Forum had successfully qualified their NFC Forum Digital Protocol and LLCP test tool. The Certification is according Release 11 with Test Release 11.1 (TR11.1). It is the latest applicable version that the NFC Forum has defined. This tool can from now on be used by the NFC Forum Authorized test laboratories.  It will perform official certification of NFC devices and NFC tags.

Stéphane Czeck, Marketing Director for NI’s NFC and Wireless Charging group commented: “We are determined to always provide our customers with test tools that implement the latest updates of the NFC Forum test specifications, at the time they need them. This TR11.1 enhances the way the right implementation of the NFC Forum defined communications layers are tested. It therefore contributes to the improvement of the interoperability between NFC devices. Furthermore, in an effort of continuous improvement, our R&D team took this opportunity to improve the overall usability of our product. It means leveraging feedback from customers.”

“Companies like NI, certify their testers with the NFC Forum because it provides them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  NFC Forum certification confirms that a device, tag or reader is compliant with the specifications. Conformance to the specifications provides consistency of behavior across NFC implementations. It is the foundation for interoperability.” said Koichi Tagawa, chairman, NFC Forum.

This TR11.1 qualification is a significant step in the direction of the upcoming CR12 test specification. It will be released at the end of 2019. As a result, positioning Ni on the right track for this major release.

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