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NFC Test Challenges for Mobile Device Developers
February 26, 2013
Presenter: Miguel Angel Guijarro, Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
NFC technology use is growing in personal devices like smartphones and tablets. Studies indicate the adoption trend will continue and will soon enable millions of individuals to have an NFC enabled device to interact with NFC enabled infrastructure. Whether using your smartphone to pay for groceries, learn about an exhibit at a museum, or tapping phones with a friend to share games or playlists, NFC lets you pay, play and learn easily. The promise for new services and revenues is a motivational factor for different stakeholders that either want to keep their share in evolving markets or plan to develop new NFC centered business cases. To guarantee a successful roll out, it is critical that NFC enabled devices meet customer expectations that are promised to be as simple as a Tap and Go.
To meet this challenge, developers of devices and services are investing resources in testing performance and compliance during all development phases, from R&D through conformance. Organizations like the NFC Forum are meeting points for the industry where talent and resources are put together to develop global standards and certification programs that ensure the quality of NFC devices, along with compatibility to legacy contactless standards. This webcast describes how NFC capable devices must be tested and the unique challenges to achieving conformance to NFC test standards.
Who should attend?
Development engineers, software developers and test engineers responsible for getting NFC capable devices to market.
Miguel Angel Guijarro is the NFC Product Manager for Agilent Technologies. He joined Agilent after the former AT4 Systems business unit was acquired by Agilent Mobile Broadband Operation. Before joining AT4 wireless, Mr. Guijarro worked for the engineering division of Telvent (today Schneider Electric) in international projects related with traffic systems. Miguel Angel also has experience at EADS (European Agency Defense and Space Company) on the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Satellite) program. Since 2005 Miguel Angel has worked at Agilent/AT4 where he has occupied different positions including project leader in the engineering and solutions department. Since late 2011, he has been the NFC Product Manager for RFID UHF and NFC test equipment developed by AT4 wireless. Miguel Angel has also participated in international projects and committees such as the NFC Forum.