We will include articles here with technical information relating to NFC and other aspects of proximity communication.
NFC Chips we use MIFARE
NTAG203 NTAG210 NTAG213 NTAG215 NTAG216 Total Memory
64 168 80 180 540 924 Usable Memory
48 144 48 144 504 888 Compatible with all mobiles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NFC Forum
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Scan Counter
Posted: February 12, 2019|
Your typical NFC sticker is made of a very thin layer of PVC or PET plastic on the top to protect and/or hide the NFC chip and antenna. In many cases a client will print on this surface to present a brand or instructions on what the user of the mobile should do. At the back of the NFC sticker once you remove the release paper you will find the sticky back with various strengths of glue to attached the sticker to the required surface.
In most cases NFC stickers are your best choice as they are very light, strong and flexible so can be used on slightly curved surfaces and it is easier to find the right position for them.
However - we are often asked questions such as
- just how hard wearing are they are?
- can they be knifed?
- are they waterproof?
- are they dustproof?
- what would happen if hit by a hammer?
The reality is that on a normal sticker you have plastic front and glue back that protects the
Many Amiibo fans have used our range of NXP NTAG215 products successfully, but we are aware that some people have had problems creating their clones. We cannot provide support for 3rd party products but some very kind clients have passed on some links to resources that heve helped them. We are sharing them in this document.
Please add any comment to this page that you feel will help other people create them successfully and we will pick them up and add them to the page to create a useful guide.
To be able to write to an NFC tag / sticker you will require an Android mobile that has NFC capability built in or a USB read/writer. Android is very simple as there are many applications available, some of which are free, with which you can write to an NFC tag.We sell a USB reader and writer that attaches to a PC or MAC using a USB - see below recomended products.
Here are some examples to get you started:
Provided by NXP the same supplier of the NTAG range of chips that we supply
You can find a manual to this app HERE
NFC Tools Provided by Wakdev and a very poplar app
We have had a few clients that use the latest Samsung mobiles have issue reading NFC tags of different types. The problem seems to be that more people are using their mobiles for NFC payments and are used to placing the top of their mobile on NFC payment terminals. This is because NFC payments use the MST antenna positioned below the camera, where as the NFC antenna for reading and writing to tags is around the middle of the mobile on on the back.Another aspect to consider is when making payments you are using a NFC transmitter that is powered and so the connection range is more powerful and wider. As NFC tags use the power of the mobile it is necessary to find the right spot on the back of the mobile to create a solid connection.
We hope this information helps when using NFC