NFC Tag 2 click – no need for a battery
Posted by Lana Vulic on 22 February 2017 04:39 PM
Maybe you haven’t noticed, but people are using NFC in their daily life all the time. To open the front door, to open the hotel room door, to check the ticket in public transportation, to pay the bill at the grocery store, etc.
These days you even have bottle labels with integrated NFC chips, so you just scan the bottle with your phone and get information on what you are drinking.
Our new click – NFC Tag 2 click – is exactly what you need if you want to add NFC to your project, and join in on the fun and the possibilities it brings.
NFC Tag 2 click
NFC Tag 2 click carries the NT3H1101 NTAG I2C energy harvesting NFC Forum Type 2 Tag with field detection pin from NXP.
The click is designed to run on a 3.3V power supply.
The amazing thing about this click and the technology behind it is that it eliminates the need for a battery or an external power supply.
It can generate energy from an RF field or some other NFC device, like an NFC-supported mobile phone.
List of NFC-supported phones
You can check if your mobile phone is NFC-supported on this NFCWorld+ list.
For more information about the NFC Tag 2 click, see the product page.
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Hexiwear, NFC cards and the Docking Station
Posted by Lana Vulic on 02 February 2017 04:48 PM
The Hexiwear Docking Station, NFC click and, of course Hexiwear itself join forces. Take a look at the demonstration video to get a better grasp on the whole concept. Once you turn on Hexiwear you can enable and disable NFC from the settings menu.
Hexiwear Android application
You can launch the Android application with more ease with NFC.
Your phone should be NFC enabled for all of this. If you are not sure, check out this list of NFC-enabled smartphones.
You’ve already seen it in the video above, but here is what happens when you tap a card to the click:
NFC click can operate in three modes: Card emulation mode, Read/Write mode, and Peer-to-peer mode.
NFC devices are used in contactless payment systems, electronic ticketing, smartcards, but also in retail and advertising, etc. Tags can be embedded into packaging labels, flyers or posters.
For more information about Hexiwear, see the official website.
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