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NFC Antenna Extenders

In many applications that use NFC it is not always convenient to tap against a built-in NFC antenna, especially where the antenna is on the back of a tablet or smartphone.



We provide solutions that enhance the usability of NFC in a number of different application areas.

For example, some clients have wanted to expand the active area of a commercial USB NFC unit, whilst others want to make the "tap" point more accessible.

Get in touch with us to discuss your application and see if we can help.

Thank You

Hi,

We received the boards yesterday. Just to let you know everything works as expected.

Thank you!

Luis - Portugal


Practical Applications

There are many different ways that NFC extenders are used to meet specific practical needs.

One common need is to mount an NFC device in a secure stand or casing but allow users to tap remotely.

Why not get in touch to explore some options for your own project.

Dimensions: tailored to application

Cost: contact us for details

NFC antenna extender working with a tablet stand

Very Exciting!

I received the NFC patches and they work very well with our application/devices. We are going to deploy them in the field later this week


These are migrant workers mostly from mexico with very little tech experience. the extension has made it much easier for them to scan instead of trying to get them to scan on the back of the handheld device.


These solutions are very exciting!

David - USA


NFC antenna extender working in a harvest weighing application

NFC antenna extender working in a harvest weighing application

Build your own NFC Extender

PCB Antenna

An NFC circuit ready for you to build into your own hardware configuration.

This multi-layer board is available as a component that provides excellent coupling efficiency and is the ideal starting point for building your own remote NFC touchpoints.

Dimensions: 80mm x 90mm

Cost: £12.50 each (+ vat)


Expand the active area of a USB reader

In an industrial application, the client needed to be able to scan a tag over a much larger area than their USB reader ACR 122U could achieve.

This unit enabled them to expand the scan area from approximately 50mm x 50mm on the ACR 122U up to 120m x 100mm with no loss of performance.

Dimensions: tailored to application

Cost: contact us for details


Pre-assembed Extender

Pre-assembed Extender

A general-purpose pair of linked NFC antennae that can be used to preovde remote "tap-points" for a wide range of NFC enabled smartphones and tablets.

This unit can expand the scan area of an ACR 122U USB reader from approximately 50mm x 50mm up to 120m x 100mm with no loss of performance.

On request, we can extend this unit to add an additional touchpoint so that a single device can be linked to two separate remote touch points.

Dimensions: 115mm x 140mm (each touchpoint)

Cost: £65 each (+ vat)


Enlarge the active area on a tablet

Enlarge the active area on a tablet

In a retail application, this self-adhesive unit has significantly improved tap success rates by expanding the active NFC area of a Nexus 7 tablet.

On a Nexus 7 (2013) unit, the NFC antenna is located in the centre of the device, which is not the most intuitive location for a user to find. To address this concern, we developed a custom curcuit that is readily attached to the back of this tablet and extends the active area right out tot e top edge of the unit resulting in significantly higher tab success rates.

Dimensions: tailored to target device

Cost: contact us for details