ST Microelectronics’ report, released on February 17, 2023, examines the use of near field communication (NFC) technology in smart homes. A key feature of NFC is its standardization, which makes it easy to deploy. An important application of NFC is the commissioning of new devices on a network, which requires identification and authentication. The report highlights ST Microelectronics’ tags that can be used for NFC commissioning, as well as NFC use cases in parameter settings, firmware upgrades, pairing, diagnostics, and data backup. The main takeaway is that NFC plays a central role in making smart homes easier to operate.

Keywords: Audio/Video
Connected Home
Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors
Energy Efficiency/Management
HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Mesh Networking
NFC Near Field Communication

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