When invented back in 2002, NFC was defined to serve a variety of applications, while being compatible with the most popular contactless infrastructures, e.g. for payment and automatic fare collection.
With the mass deployment, NFC infrastructures now require dedicated solutions accommodating the demand for interoperability, ease of use and high performance.
NTAG fully complies to NFC Forum Tag specifications, ensuring universal interoperability with NFC devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablet PCs, fixed readers). Moreover, NTAG is based on ISO 14443A standard, thus allowing easy integration in existing infrastructures using MIFARE and SmartMX.
Ease of use
NTAG products are designed to maximize reuse of existing antenna, inlay and tag designs, and are shipped already pre-configured, thus greatly reducing integration effort, R&D expenses and time to market for tag manufacturers and converters.
Interoperability with mobile phones requires special attention to RF sensitivity and tag size. NTAG products offer improved read range which, combined with a high capacitance option (50pF), overcomes the presence of obstacles like glass, plastic or fabric between tag and reader, even for small tag sizes (40mm diameter or less).