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NFC vs RFID vs bluetooth vs wifi-difference between NFC,RFID,bluetooth and wifi

This page on NFC vs RFID vs bluetooth vs wifi describes difference between NFC, RFID, bluetooth and wifi technologies.

Specifications NFC RFID Bluetooth wifi
Maximum Coverage Range 10cm 3meter 100meter 100meter
Frequency of operation 13.56MHz varies 2.4GHz 2.4GHz,5GHz
Communication 2-way 1-way 2-way 2-way
Data rate 106,212,424Kbps varies 22Mbps 144Mbps
Applications credit card related payments, e-ticket booking EZ-Pass, tracking items communication between phone and peripherals wireless internet

NFC Related Links

Refer NFC basics article which covers NFC (Near Field Communication) basics including NFC operation modes, NFC frequency, NFC data rates, NFC tag types, NFC applications and NFC signalling types and more.

Refer NFC-A vs NFC-B vs NFC-F for difference between different NFC signalling types.

RFID Related Links

Refer RFID tutorial covering RFID basics including RFID terminologies, what is RFID, RFID frequencies, RFID network, factors/requirements in determining RFID network, RFID cost, RFID applications, RFID vendors and manufacturers, RFID standards and more.

Bluetooth Related Links

Refer Bluetooth tutorial which covers basics of bluetooth system, bluetooth technical specifications or features and provides link to bluetooth physical layer, bluetooth MAC layer, bluetooth protocol stack, frequency allocations and bluetooth power classes.

WiFi Related Links

Refer page on wifi tutorial.
Refer page on difference between mifi and wifi.
Refer our page which describes about what is wlan or wifi.

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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