Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology used to provide short-range wireless connections for two-way interaction between electronic devices. It is a form of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), but it also has a set of specific standards, including ISO/IEC 14443 and ISO/IEC 15693, to ensure the interoperability of NFC-enabled devices.
NFC uses inductive coupling between the two devices and runs at 13.56 MHz. The NFC device can draw power from the RF field generated by another NFC device so that the device can operate without a battery or power source, so it is suitable for extremely small sizes, such as tags, stickers, smart keys, or cards. Even if NFC is provided, NFC requires very little energy, so it is very suitable for battery-powered devices, such as smartphones.
Because of the short transmission range, NFC-enabled transactions are inherently more secure than transactions transmitted using other Wireless Connectivity technologies.
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