AT4 wireless, a wireless testing services and test solutions company, has been selected to partner with the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, in the development of equipment for compliance testing to the NFC Forum Digital Protocol specifications.

The company has actively participated in the NFC Forum’s Compliance and Testing related activities since the Forum was formed in 2004, and has developed an RFID HF test instrument capable of supporting RF and Protocol testing for the ISO 14443 and ISO 18092 standards, which represent the base technologies used by the NFC Forum in its core specifications.

Based on this collaboration arrangement, AT4 wireless has started implementing the NFC Forum-defined Digital Protocol Test Cases on its tool in order to be formally validated as soon as possible. This will complete one of the important steps in NFC Forum’s roadmap for first wave certification of NFC devices which is scheduled for late 2010.