NFC Interoperability Tests

CISC Semiconductor offers NFC Interoperability test services and test equipment for NFC reader and NFC mobile phone products:

Full automation

  • Fully automatic test execution
  • Self positioning
  • Conducting payment transactions
  • >40 EMVCo Level 1 contactless approved PCDs
  • Multiple NFC enabled mobile phones

Built-in reporting

  • Graphical result representation
  • Detailed report files

Advanced evaluation

NFC interoperability test demonstration video

Automated mobile phone positioning

EMV approved PCD

Waveform and protocol analysis

NFC Interoperabilty Test Services

CISC offers interoperability test services for all kinds of NFC-enabled devices including mobiles and wearables, contactless payment terminals, generic readers and smart cards. The NFC Interoperability Test Lab features multiple fully automated test setups. A wide range of readers, mobiles and smart cards is available to serve as communication counterparts for the interoperability tests (Available devices). The default test procedures may be fully adapted based on customer requirements. Test results are typically provided in tabular and graphical representation and are accumulated into comprehensive reports. Optionally, debugging details can be provided for application, protocol, data, timing or signal layers.

Most devices available in the NFC Interoperability Test Lab are available for sale to test customers. They are provided with all required software for hassle-free use in the customer’s lab.

NFC Interoperability Test Products

CISC offers a range of products to support interoperability testing of NFC-enabled devices.

Turnkey NFC interoperability test systems

The NFC interoperability test setup is a turnkey solution for interoperability tests of NFC-enabled devices (mobiles, wearables, smart cards) with focus on contactless payment applications. The aim of the test setup is to verify interoperability between contactless mobile payment devices or smartcards and EMV Level 1 contactless approved proximity coupling devices (payment readers). For this purpose, the test setup automatically conducts contactless payment transactions at different positions and evaluates the results. The readers serve as qualified equipment and are part of the test setup. Various system configurations with different sets of readers are available.

Each of the multiple test setups consists of a positioning robot, six payment readers, and a test PC with all required software to control the individual components and to automatically or manually conduct interoperability tests.

Available System Configurations

  • System Configuration Alpha
  • System Configuration Bravo
  • System Configuration Charlie
  • System Configuration Delta

NFC Interoperability Test Setup – System Configuration Alpha

System Configuration Alpha – Readers

NFC Interoperability Test Products

The NFC interoperability test system supports multiple NFC enabled payment terminals, NFC enabled mobile phones and smart cards. The below list of devices is continously extended and for the latest updates, please contact us here.

The following terminals are among the terminals that are currently supported:

  • ams AS3911 EMVCo Reference
  • ams AS3911B EMVCo Reference Design
  • Atos XENTA
  • Atos YOMANI
  • Atos YOMANI XR
  • Castles QP3000L
  • Castles QP3000SL
  • CCV OPM-C60 + COR-A10
  • Coherent Plus HammerHead Desktop
  • CREATOR CRT-603-(V10)R
  • DUALi DE-620
  • DUALi DE-631
  • DUALi Dragon
  • Equinox L5300s
  • FEIG ID CPR46.10
  • FEIG cVEND box+
  • HID OK5321 PAY V2
  • ICP BIA D/HP
  • Identive CLOUD 4710 F
  • ID TECH Xpress CM100
  • Ingenico iCT220
  • Ingenico iCT250
  • Ingenico iPP350
  • Ingenico iPP480
  • Margento nPos T5000
  • OTI Saturn 6000
  • OTI Saturn 6500
  • OTI Saturn 6700
  • OTI Trio Reader
  • PayTec PRIMUS clever
  • Sony RC-S380
  • UIC680
  • UIC Bezel8
  • Verifone MX850
  • Verifone MX925 with external NFC
  • Verifone MX925 with internal NFC
  • Verifone QX1000
  • Verifone VX820
  • Verifone VX825
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP4500
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP4800
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP5000
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP DTc
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP KIOSK II
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP Vend
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP Vend III
  • ViVOtech (ID TECH) VP Vendi

The following NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets are currently available:

  • Alcatel ONETOUCH IDOL 3
  • Asus Nexus 7
  • Google Nexus S
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • HTC One SV
  • Huawei Ascend P2
  • Huawei P8 lite
  • LG G4
  • LG Nexus 5
  • Motorola Moto X
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z5

The following smart cards and schemes are supported:

  • Protocols
    • ISO/IEC 14443 Type A
    • ISO/IEC 14443 Type B
    • ISO/IEC 15693
    • JIS X 6319-4
  • Chip Types
    • Fudan FM11RF08
    • Infineon MIFARE Classic
    • Infineon my-d move NFC
    • Infineon my-d NFC
    • Mikron JSC
    • NXP ICODE
    • NXP MIFARE Classic
    • NXP MIFARE DESFire
    • NXP MIFARE Ultralight
    • NXP NTAG
    • NXP SmartMX
    • Texas Instruments Tag-it HF-I Standard
    • Texas Instruments Tag-it HF-I Plus
  • Applications
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • MIFARE
    • NFC Forum Tag 2 Type
    • VISA
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