NFC Musings

NFC Musings

  • EMV & Payment Certifications

  • Wearable & Readers

  • Antennas

  • Hardware Integration

  • Software Integration

Understand the Magic of NFC: Concept to Creation

NFC Design Problems: A Wholistic Solution

You’re designing a new product and integrating NFC as one of the features. It’s simple, the manufacturer has all the application notes and you have excellent, top notch engineers. Then you start questioning, “which NFC chip should I use?,” “what tag should I use?,” and the big one “how do I design the antenna?” This…

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Eschewing Magnetic Stripe

…Don’t swipe I recently dined at a local restaurant for lunch.  At the end of the meal the waiter handed me the check.  As I usually do, I blindly handed over my credit card.  The waiter disappeared for a few minutes and reappeared with my credit card receipt, a pen and a smile, happily wishing…

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Lessons I’ve Learned

Here are the lessons I’ve learned from running my own business… My transition to owning my own business was an organic one. I had always wanted to start my own business but thought that I had to save up a bunch of money, quit my job and create the business while I lived on those…

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Unexpected Timelines

or How Long does EMVCo certification take? I had originally planned to talk about NFC project timelines in general, but the topic is too broad. Instead, I’m going to break it into multiple posts and today focus on EMVCo certification. The area that generally presents the most surprise with customers is the timeline for EMVCo…

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Meet the CEO, COO, CFO and President

As a business owner I wear many hats and confront many challenges. My career is a reflection of what has prepared me for these challenges. From architecting, writing custom software, planning and installing a custom iPIX camera system for the G8 Conference to hovering 30 feet over a thoroughfare in a bucket truck to perform a…

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