Broadcom integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, and NFC into single dev kit - Embedded.com

Broadcom integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, and NFC into single dev kit

Broadcom Corporation has integrated near field communication (NFC) into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) software development kit (SDK). This new offering supports NFC in a wider array of products and expands its range for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  

Broadcom's WICED SDK with NFC simplifies the set-up process between mobile and smart devices. The tap-to-activate capability of NFC enables a user to touch their smartphone to a portable speaker and instantly launch a music streaming application without a complex set-up menu. The tap-to-control experience for NFC-enabled products is compelling for smart home and medical devices where the user is likely to interact with a variety of devices with limited or no display or graphical user interface (UI). 

By integrating NFC, Broadcom enables developers to create more complex products with a wider variety of use cases. For example, by tapping their smartphone to a smart thermostat, a user is instantly recognized and the house is automatically set to their preferred temperature.

The Broadcom WICED SDK with NFC is in production and can be downloaded here .

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