'Smarter' Smart Washing Machine: In-depth demo with NXP® (NFC, RFID)

  • Posted Date: 08 October 2015

What if your washing machine could detect what you've put in the laundry and adjust its own settings automatically? This week, NXP® Semiconductors is showcasing its RFID- and NFC-enabled smart washing machine demonstrator at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, featuring advanced yet practical wireless functionality. The most popular feature of the demo is fabric detection: The washing machine reads information about the fabric type and color from RFID-tagged buttons, helps you avoid mixing white and dark laundry, and optimizes the washing program based on the characteristics it reads from both the clothing and the detergent itself. Another popular feature of the demo is NFC-based maintenance: Using an NFC-enabled phone, an authorized maintenance technician can perform diagnostics on the smart washing machine, change its status, update firmware, and launch an app that communicates directly with the manufacturer's service center. http://www.nxp.com/news/press-releases/2012/02/rfid-and-nfc-enabled-smart-washing-machine-detects-dabric--supports-remote-maintenance.html