Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones
and portable devices to establish radio communication with each other
by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no
more than 10 cm. The NFC technology has been widely implemented and available
in mobile phones, laptop computers, and many other devices. This
document describes how IPv6 is transmitted over NFC using 6LowPAN
Considering the potential for exponential growth in the number of
heterogeneous air interface technologies, NFC would be widely used as
one of the other air interface technologies, such as Bluetooth Low
Energy (BT-LE), Wi-Fi, and so on. Each of the heterogeneous air
interface technologies has its own characteristics, which cannot be
covered by the other technologies, so various kinds of air interface
technologies would co-exist together. Therefore, it is required for
them to communicate with each other. Running IPv6 over the various low
power L2 technologies with the modified 6lowpan stack ensures interoperability
among the devices with various heterogeneous air interfaces.
Working Group Summary
This document has been revised several times based on working group comments. It has been reviewed by
several experienced 6lo working group members including Pascal Thubert and Dave Thaler who have been
designated reviewers of this document. It has has also received shepherd's comments and went through two
WGLC ( one short and one regular one).
The document has been reviewed and discussed by many 6lo experts in the WG including Pascal Thubert, Carsten Bormann,
Dave Thaler, Samita Chakrabarti, Gabriel Montenegro, James Woodyatt, Alex Petrescue, Michael Richardson.
An implementation of 6lo-NFC exists and they participated on a 6lo plugtests.
The document effort is also socialized with NFC-Forum and they are well aware this document.
The document Shepherd is Carles Gomez and the Responsible Area Director is Suresh Krishnan.