NFC Forum selects Broadcom NFC solutions to validate certification test bed

Broadcom, a
provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications,
announced its partnership with the NFC Forum to help develop a new NFC
certification test suite based on Broadcom technology.

NFC Forum’s
official certified test tools will leverage Broadcom‘s recently introduced BCM2079x NFC family of products as the benchmark for

“As the
leader in wireless connectivity, we understand the importance of
standards-based technologies for widespread market adoption. By partnering with
the NFC Forum and test tool providers in validation, we’re continuing to drive
the next evolution of NFC innovation. With the test bed certification process
based on Broadcom’s NFC technology, our customers are assured that their
products will pass the NFC Forum’s certification test,” said Mohamed Awad,
associate product line director, Wireless Personal Area Networks, Broadcom.

Forum Certification Program provides device manufacturers with a means of
establishing that their products conform to the NFC Forum’s published
specifications. The NFC Forum test tools will be used to ensure compliance and
interoperability of future NFC products and solutions. 

In addition,
companies can place the NFC Forum N-Mark on the device indicating the touch
point to trigger NFC services, can be included in the NFC Forum’s certified
product register, and gain global credibility.

has been a driving force behind the evolution of NFC. As we build out our
Certification Program, the NFC Forum is relying on Broadcom and other member
companies to provide the reference samples we need to make sure that our test
bed is of the highest possible quality.  By using Broadcom’s newest family
of chips with the industry’s most advanced capabilities, we’re ensuring that
NFC solutions will be based on high standards for compliant and interoperable
future products,” said Koichi Tagawa, chairman, NFC Forum.

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