The NFC Forum has appointed TÜV SÜD Product Service to provide its Radio Frequency (RF) Analogue Test Tool Validation Service.
TÜV SÜD, a global provider of product testing and certification, will validate all RF Analogue test tools used as part of the NFC Forum Certification Program for testing the RF Layer of the communications stack to prove conformance to the NFC Forum specifications.
In order to ensure consistent test results and predictable device behaviour, all NFC Forum authorized test laboratories and device manufacturers must use approved RF Analogue test tools that have been validated by TÜV SÜD prior to NFC Forum approval.
The NFC Forum Certification Program provides the industry with approved test tools as a means of establishing that products conform to the NFC Forum’s published specifications. According to the Forum, devices that conform to these specifications deliver benefits such as:
- Increased assurance that the device will interoperate with other NFC-Forum-certified devices.
- Enhanced global credibility and encouragement for other companies to put NFC applications on their devices.
- Placement of the NFC Forum N-Mark on the device to indicate the touchpoint to trigger NFC services.
- Displaying the NFC Forum Certification Mark on sales materials, company Web sites and product packaging.