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NFC or RFID. What is the difference?

What is the difference between RFID and NFC technology?

RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification

NFC - Near Field Communication


RFID and NFC are two similar wireless communication technologies and are regularly used in similar ways. The most common are:


RFID is a wireless technology mainly used to transfer data. The main purpose is to identify and track a tag or card etc..


NFC is a is a short-range high frequency wireless technology that enables devices and smartphones to establish a communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity.

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