Sony Reaches Agreement with Micropross to Develop First Commercial NFC-F Test Tools

November 4, 2014

Sony Corporation today announced that NFC-F* test tools will be available commercially as a part of Micropross range of NFC test solutions. As part of the agreement, Sony will provide the necessary support to Micropross for its development for NFC-F testing tool.

The test tools will include NFC-F / FeliCa test cases for CLF* and SE* vendors to verify NFC implementation and ensure global interoperability, conforming to standardized specifications such as ETSI, NFC Forum and GlobalPlatform. Handset vendors can also utilize these tools to verify NFC-F / FeliCa compatibility.

According to Micropross, tools for CLF vendors will be available in Q4 2014, and tools for SE vendors will be available early 2015.

Sony, as a founding member of NFC Forum, intends to continuously improve development environment for FeliCa / NFC to expand the growth of easy-to-use NFC mobile services across the global market.

Demos for NFC-F testing tool will be showcased at Micropross booth at the event “Cartes Secure Connexions 2014” that will be held in France, from 4th until 6th of November.

*NFC-F: A contactless communication standard defined by NFC Forum along with NFC-A and NFC-B.
  FeliCa communication technology complies with NFC-F.
*CLF: Contactless Front-end
*SE: Secure Element

About Micropross

Active for more than 30 years in the field of electronic components programming, Micropross has gathered experience that made possible the design of the successful product range oriented to the smartcard test and personalization. Worldwide used, these products are designed to develop and produce faster and better. Micropross occupies now a leadership position in the supply of validated test solutions for EMVCo, NFC Forum, and ISO test solutions.