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 .