ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Robot System automates NFC testing.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Robot System automates NFC testing.
Robot System automates NFC testing.
Click Here to Enlarge Picture
December 27, 2013 - With NFC Robot, UT³ Platform is extended to comprehensive and automated solution for RF analog testing. Six-axis Kawasaki robot supports testing of NFC devices regardless of their size or shape. This enables testing of mobile devices as well as consumer electronic goods such as TV sets. In addition, robot makes it possible to emulate natural movements such as swipe of hand to and away from reader.

COMPRION Launches Robot Solution for Automated NFC Testing

Technologiepark 25
Paderborn, 33100

Press release date: December 1, 2013

Paderborn, Germany — This is a time where a whole industry is on the verge of changing the day-to-day lives of us all by introducing NFC technology. It is anticipated that NFC will serve much more use cases, especially in the consumer electronics realm, than just enabling mobile payments. COMPRION eases the verification process of this rather complex technology with its new NFC Robot and thus helps the industry to grow faster.

NFC Forum standards harmonize quite a few related specifications to form a universal NFC ecosystem, thus enabling interoperability. An NFC Forum compliant device has to support all different NFC technologies with a large number of possible parameter sets. This becomes especially apparent when testing the RF performance at physical level. Although only about 30 test cases have been specified for the RF interface, the variety of parame-ters and antenna positions sums up to about 3,500 individual test execu-tions.

Running this vast number of test cases manually is a time-consuming effort. Even worse, it is also tedious and error prone. Thanks to COMPRION’s new NFC Robot, their well-known UT³ Platform is extended to a comprehensive and automated solution for RF analogue testing. At the same time, it saves a lot of time and hence reduces costs. While other systems use self-designed robots with unknown characteristics, COMPRION integrates an industry robot that has a proven track record over a long time period. The 6-axis robot allows for the testing of NFC devices regardless of their size or shape. This also enables testing not only mobile devices but also other consumer electronic goods such as TV sets for instance. An additional benefit is the possibility to emulate natural movements like the swipe of a hand to and away from the reader.

Hajo Sandschneider, Head of NFC and Interoperability at COMPRION states, “We choose to integrate the Kawasaki robot as they have over 50 years of experience in robotics. The robot is extraordinary exact and reli-able and keeps these properties even in long-term use. This helps our cus-tomers to create precise results even after 3,500 test runs or more – not a given fact per se.”

Carsten Stumpf, Senior Marketing & Sales Manager with Kawasaki adds, “Our robot is an exact fit for these challenging requirements. We are glad to be able to contribute to COMPRION’s precise and reliable test solution. “

For more information, please visit

COMPRION GmbH is the global leader in comprehensive standard test equipment for Smart Card interfaces. With 15+ years’ experience in Smart Card technology, COMPRION develops, manufactures and markets test and measurement equipment for Smart Card vendors, Smart Card issuers and terminal manufacturers across a variety of market sectors and tech-nologies.

Press Contact:
Karolina Kulinski
Corporate Marketing Manager
Tel:  +49-5251-6859 158
Fax:  +49-5251-6859 999
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Test and Measuring Instruments
 More New Product News from this company:
Testing Tools/Services assess OTA technology and infrastructure.
Test Card evaluates device behavior in extreme temperatures.
Smart Card Test System is qualified by GlobalPlatform.
Handset Conformance Test System is listed as TP 126 at GCF.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
COMPRION Expands Its Scope of Approved Test Tools within NFC Forum
COMPRION's UT³ Platform is Now an NFC Forum Approved Test Tool
COMPRION/Stollmann Automation Wins WIMA NFC MONACO 2013 Competition
GlobalPlatform Qualifies New COMPRION Test Benches for Card Conformance Testing
COMPRION's New Test Solution Prevents Expensive Failure in OTA Managed UICC Services
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Communications Testers
Join the forum discussion at:
Tools of the Trade
Wired In

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address