NFC technology, which represents short-range wireless technology, is available on nearly 40 billion devices worldwide. It is a visual technology that can be used for many uses: from notifications to events, to credit card opening. Due to the great importance gained, the NFC forum was born with the intention of inventing new information to transform NFC architecture for new purposes. New launch of the forum WLC technology, wireless precision It allows Needlessly charge small devices or other NFC devices to charge up to 1W.
WLC, a new NFC that will allow devices to charge
On May 5, the Board of Directors of the NFC Association, of which Apple is a part, announced in a statement that approval of new technical details called WLC. This technology will allow wireless charging of small devices (IoT) and accessories with batteries using a smartphone or other NFC charging service. That is, imagine being able to charge your AirPods in the back of your iPhone, or any other service that fits this description. According to the Forum:
This technology will improve the user experience of 2 billion consumers and businesses using NFC-enabled smartphones and other devices.
This description was already published last year. However, the verification and validation policies are long, especially considering the impact that this technology can have on mobile devices. After a year of verification, technology is ready for use in the marketplace.
WLC enables the antenna on the device to handle communication with both load. This way, they confirm from the NFC Forum, that it's easier to charge low-power IoT devices. Examples of this can be smart watches, headphones, style or other consumer devices.
It is important to note that this is a new upload via NFC it will need new Hardware. In other words, it will not be installed as a software update on devices with current NFC. Finally, compare between Qi wireless charging standard and WLC. In the case of Qi (used by Apple on Watch and iPhone) it has access to 7.5W maximum power and on top of other Android devices. However, WLC technology will reach 1W hence the goal small device loads.