Rob Castle, Broadcom
Near field communication (NFC) technology is attracting a lot of interest for mobile payment and ticketing applications. Behind the simple “swipe and go” operation is a complex system spanning many different standards and presenting challenges from the RF interface to the digital processing. Broadcom is currently developing chips to provide NFC solutions for handset manufacturers, and MATLAB and Simulink are an important part of both the system modelling and, through HDL Coder, generation of the actual digital hardware. This session will begin with an overview of NFC and its relevant standards. This will be followed by a discussion on how MATLAB and Simulink are used for both simulation and FPGA emulation, as the design evolves towards production.