Welcome to libnfc's official website. On this site you will find information concerning the open source library for Near Field Communication (NFC) and other projects using this library. Since the RFID market is spoiled by proprietary hard and software we want to contribute constructively by distributing a free library and free tools which can be used for various RFID and NFC applications.
This website mainly focuses itself on researchers and developers that want to work with NFC hardware but don't want the pain of programming NFC software on a very low level. Furthermore, libnfc does not require any license fee or non-disclosure agreement to be signed for. We hope this moves the NFC development to a more open culture where discussions about applications and techniques can be shared among the users.
Public platform independent Near Field Communication (NFC) library
libnfc is the first libre low level NFC SDK and Programmers API released under the GNU Lesser General Public License. It provides complete transparency and royalty-free use for everyone.
This list shows the current supported features.
All major operating systems are supported, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Compilation should work out of the box on POSIX-systems. This library supports various NFC hardware devices: dongles, flat and OEM devices. The library currently supports modulations for ISO/IEC 14443 A and B, FeliCa, Jewel/Topaz tags and Data Exchange Protocol (P2P) as target and as initiator.
Download and installation
We welcome you to join the developers community and contribute your expertise to improve libnfc and derived projects as well as their documentation.