Test & Measurement

Design validation platform accelerates NFC app development

1st December 2017
Alice Matthews

By using Comprion's Design Validation Platform that helps to tune signal characteristics to the final operation conditions and the anticipated user behaviour, integrators of NFC modules can shorten development phases of NFC products drastically. Hajo Sandschneider, Marketing Director, Comprion, explained: “Design Validation Platform is the only system on the market that uses calibrated measurement instruments to automatically detect field characteristics of contactless products with all direction components.

3D visualisation of the direction of the magnetic lines as well as 2D or 3D representations of the field strength, so called 'heatmaps' reduce analysis efforts. Available solutions so far do not integrate the direction of the contactless field. The Vector Field Probe, a special antenna, detects the x-, y-, and z-components of the magnetic field thus creating a complete representation in a single measurement.

“The contactless reader of a door lock, for example, has a very small magnetic field that is additionally affected by the metal of the door knob, thus creating problems when opening. Our new measurement solution makes it possible to draw conclusions for optimisation faster and more systematically," continued Sandschneider.

The new solution consists of the Design Validation Centre software, the CL Verify A and CL Quantify hardware devices, and the Vector Field Probe. An integrated interface simplifies connection to an industry-standard robot for automated positioning of the measurement antennas so that individual measurements form a spatial picture.

The Design Validation Platform is available immediately, and first customers have already been using it since late October.

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