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IoT platform from Broadcom features NFC

Posted: 08 Dec 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Broadcom? NFC? IoT? smart home? smartphone?

Broadcom Corp. has revealed that it has incorporated NFC into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) software development kit (SDK). According to the company, the solution enables it to support the need for NFC in various products and extends its range for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Broadcom's WICED SDK with NFC claims to cut the complexity of the set-up process between mobile and smart devices. The tap-to-activate capability of NFC enables a user to touch their smartphone to a portable speaker and instantly launch a music streaming application without a complex set-up menu. The tap-to-control experience for NFC-enabled products is compelling for smart home and medical devices where the user is likely to interact with a variety of devices with limited or no display or graphical user interface (UI). By integrating NFC, Broadcom enables developers to create more complex products with a wider variety of use cases. For example, by tapping their smartphone to a smart thermostat, a user is instantly recognized and the house is automatically set to their preferred temperature.

The Broadcom WICED SDK with NFC is in production.

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