Your credit cards: gone. Bus pass and train tickets: vanished.Welcome to Near Field Communications (NFC) Module for arduino, a contactless, Wi-Fi-lite style tech that could already be in your smartphone, and could soon be a regular feature of your commute.
Near Field Communications(NFC) is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 10cm or less, for two devices such as smartphones or the similar things very close to each other to establish communication. Communication is also possible between a NFC device and unpowered NFC chips such as tags, stickers, key fobs and cards which do not require batteries.
The NFC Module for Arduino is designed to extend this powerful feature for your project or application based on Arduino.It integrates a PN532 NFC controller from Philips.The driver interface for this product is UART interface of the microcontroller. So it's possible for you to test it via a USB to UART converter directly. On the other hand, for the applications with microcontroller, the module provides an event for your processor when detects the NFC tags, stickers, key fobs, or cards via high speed serial uart.
Contactless payment systems
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections
Social networking situations, such as sharing contacts, photos, videos or files
Electronic identity documents and keycards
Smartphone automation and NFC tags
Working Voltage: 3.3v or 5v
Host interface: UART
Default Band rate: 115200 bps
Integrate PN532 NFC controller
Supports ISO 14443A/MIFARE
Supports ISO 14443B in reader/writer mode only
Typical max operating distance for detecting NFC tags from 20 to 50mm depending on the antenna size of the tag