What is NFC (Near Field Communication)? - Explained

What is NFC? - Explained

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What is NFC

NFC is a communication channel or a protocol to transmit data in low frequency for a very low distance. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. From the start of the NFC, it became popular with the time. The distance where the NFC communication is capable is around 4cm which is 1.6 by inches.

Since NFC is wireless, it's used in many applications in real life and business world.


NFC operates on 13.56 MHz on ISO/IEC 18000-3 air interface at a speed of 106 kbit/s to 424 kbit/s. NFC initiate a radio frequency which can power non-powered devices like tags, stickers, cards which does have RF tag embedded.

NFC is used in many credit cards to enable the touch and go capability. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Ali Pay and many more online payment services use NFC to authenticate transactions.