Nexus 4 has "limited NFC chipset"??
I tried ordering some NFC tags and a rep at a company stated that I have to order a specific set of tags because
"If you have a Nexus 4 you MUST get the NTAG203 tag. The Nexus 4 has a limited NFC chipset that does not read the mifare classic tags.
The NTAG203 has a lot less memory, but it should not affect you if you plan on using apps for phone automation. They use very little space."
Can anyone shed light on this?
- 12-26-2012, 02:34 PM #2
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Re: Nexus 4 has "limited NFC chipset"??
To my knowledge the Nexus 4 has a newer NFC chip which consumes lesser power. Newer NFC tags work with it.
"the Nexus 4 makes use of the Broadcom BCM20793 NFC controller"
"Mifare Classic tags make use of proprietary protocols developed by NXP; they are not NFC Forum compliant. As a result, phones with non-NXP NFC controllers are unable to communicate with the tags."
This page will help.
Nexus 4 and 10 Incompatible With Mifare Classic NFC Tags | NFC Brief
- 12-26-2012, 04:47 PM #3
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