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TI Targets Internet-of-Things Set-Up
6/24/2013

TI's near-field communications package includes an NFC transponder, NFCLink software, and a bundled evaluation solution (shown).   (Source: Texas Instruments)
TI’s near-field communications package includes an NFC transponder, NFCLink software, and a bundled evaluation solution (shown).
(Source: Texas Instruments)

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mrdon
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Re: NFC--interesting choice
mrdon   8/23/2013 12:19:47 AM
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vimalkumarp

Very good point. Therfore, a complete assessment of the targeted application is needed to see if NFC provides an advantage over traditional wireless technologies for device to device connectivity.

vimalkumarp
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Re: NFC--interesting choice
vimalkumarp   7/1/2013 5:46:08 AM
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Elizabeth, one more importance aspect to be considered is the range of the wireless network , so NFC may not be the choice always as you know.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   7/1/2013 5:41:44 AM
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It's still painful to set up wireless networks at home sometimes when you buy a router. I can't imagine having to set up a whole device-to-device and machine-to-machine network on the factory floor and beyond, even if you have the know-how. I think NFC can definitely ease that pain a bit.

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Re: NFC--interesting choice
notarboca   6/30/2013 2:04:52 AM
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Elizabeth--have to agree with your comment regarding NFC.  My only problem?  I need to learn more about it, but easier is good!

vimalkumarp
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Re: NFC--interesting choice
vimalkumarp   6/29/2013 12:40:42 AM
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Your observation is absolutely right. Even for the tech savvy , setting up the connectivity may be tough. TI has understood the pain point and came up with a solution that will enahnce the workflow by improving the userfriendliness.

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Charles Murray   6/27/2013 8:01:13 PM
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Good point, Liz. Even for those who are software savvy, set-up can be time-consuming, if not frustrating.

Elizabeth M
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NFC--interesting choice
Elizabeth M   6/26/2013 5:34:19 AM
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TI is making an interesting choice here in choosing NFC for its connectivity but I think it makes good sense. As the TI's Pradhan points out, it should make getting all these things linked up a bit easier. I think the idea of connectivity is daunting for alot of device users/makers, and simplifying it will make the IoT become less an idea and more of a reality that much quicker.

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Charles Murray   6/25/2013 8:07:45 PM
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I agree, bobjengr. A lot of the labor ends up being software-related, which I find endlessly frustrating.

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bobjengr   6/25/2013 7:03:43 PM
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Great post Charles.  The most encouraging statement was as follows:  "Setting up those connected systems to the everyday things in our lives can be tedious," Pradhan told us. "There's always a load of instructions that need to go back and forth between the router and the device. NFC, at a very fundamental level, makes it all easier."   The word easier is  most appealing.  I'm one of those guys who enjoys the outcome of the "new hardware" and not the labor going into setting up the device or devices.  Welcome advance in technology. 

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Noswad   6/25/2013 9:21:55 AM
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Did I read the same article? I oonly saw printers mentioned once. I think printers are still used quite often. If not then the stores like Best Buy would not sell them. Last time I was in there, they had a good selection to choose from. I guess they are in there for decorations.

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