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NFC Frequency of operation | NFC 13.56MHz frequency band


This NFC tutorial covers following sub topics:
How NFC Works   NFC Modulation and coding   NFC Tag vs NFC Reader   NFC Tag Types   NFC-A,NFC-B,NFC-F   difference between bluetooth,wifi,RFID and NFC   NFC Tools and Equipments  


This page mentions NFC operating frequency. NFC 13.56MHz is the frequency of operation of NFC tags and NFC readers.

The full form of NFC is Near Field Communication. As the name suggests, it is the short distance communication technology operating at high frequency for the exchange of data transfer between devices. One of the device in NFC network is referred as 'NFC tag' and the other device is referred as 'NFC reader'.

NFC is the upgrade of RFID standard technology. It uses principle of electromagnetic induction between two loop antennas for establishing communication. The connection is established in few seconds. NFC 13.56MHz falls under unlicensed radio frequency band. It is considered as ISM band.

Following table summarizes NFC technology related useful parameters.


Specifications NFC technology support
Coverage distance less than 10 cm
Operating Frequency NFC 13.56MHz
Data rate 106/212/424 kbps based on NFC tag type
Data access mode Read/Write or Read Only
Standards ISO14443 A/B, ISO 18092 etc.

NFC technology related links

NFC basics    NFC-A,NFC-B,NFC-F types    NFC vs RFID    difference between bluetooth,wifi,RFID and NFC    What is NFC on phone    Difference between NFC tag types    NFC Tag vs NFC Reader   

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