Secure Bluetooth Pairing Made Easy with NFC

Near Field Communication (NFC) read and write capabilities are now fully supported in both Android and iOS 13 mobile devices, opening up a host of new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) use cases.

One of the most useful and convenient uses leverages NFC to enhance Bluetooth pairing with the highest level of security and ease of use through Out of Band (OOB) pairing. With NFC, security credentials and device capabilities can be exchanged privately with just a simple tap—no user input is required. At the recent ST Developers Conference, ST’s Keith Walters provided an overview of NFC technology and capabilities, and described the range of NFC tags and readers available from ST.

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