Webinar — NFC Type 5: Bridging NFC and RFID

NFC Type 5: Bridging NFC and RFID slides (cover)This 20-minute webinar is an introduction to NFC Type 5, the NFC-RFID crossover technology that gives longer range ‘vicinity’ communication with dedicated reader hardware and also allows ‘proximity’ interaction with a smartphone.

Join Jim Barlow, a California-based technical manager for NFC and RFID at STMicroelectronics, for a concise exploration of NFC’s latest tag type, covering its origins, capabilities, performance characteristics and use cases.

You’ll hear about how RFID was used in World War II, the differences between LF, HF and UHF RFID, and about the performance of each variant.

There are tables illustrating the different types of RFID, ST’s range of passive tags, dynamic tags and readers, and a chart showing NFC’s position relative to the other technologies in the wireless spectrum.

There’s also a short segment on Apple’s NFC compatibility, explaining which devices work with which technologies.

The webinar then gets more technical, explaining the special features of Type 5 and ISO 15693 — including how it can work with smaller antennas than other NFC variants and can therefore be used in many applications where space is at a premium, such as in wearables and jewellery.

You’ll also learn how phones will read Type 5 tags at up to 7cm, while RFID readers can read and write at up to a metre, allowing use cases such as in-box personalisation or smart packaging that can be tracked through the supply chain and then ultimately read by the customer using just a mobile phone.

You’ll also find a five minute question and answer session at the end of the recording.

This webinar is produced and sponsored by STMicroelectronics and has been approved by the NFC World editorial team.

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This prerecorded 20-minute webinar can be watched on demand and free of charge by NFC World Knowledge Centre members here and, alternatively, on the STMicroelectronics website.

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