Micropross and UL have joined together to bring a cutting edge test solution to those handset manufacturers and conformance test laboratories that want to verify the correct implementation of NFC UICC-based functionality in mobile devices, based on technical core requirements (TS.26 NFC Handset API & requirements) and related test cases (TS.27 NFC Test book) defined by GSMA.
The InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC for NFC devices from Micropross, listed by GCF and PTCRB as TP-146, includes from a hardware perspective an embedded UICC simulator, using UL's Aspects SmartStation3.
Test Solution can be used for development and conformance test purposes. It investigates the communication between a wireless device, a UICC and a mobile network.
The solution is suited to verify the conformity of wireless device software implementations that support UICC based NFC Services, by jointly controlling an integrated UICC simulator and a 3G network emulator.
GCF and PTCRB have added the GSMA NFC test requirements into their respective Certification Programs. Therefore, and among other mandatory requirements, mobile manufacturers must pass these GSMA test cases using officially accredited test laboratories under their certification schemes.
PTCRB has created the RFT123 NFC Test book covering the same purpose.
To test the behavior of your NFC device, under the conditions defined in the GSMA NFC test cases, and to verify their compliance with the specific GCF/PTCRB certification requirements, Micropross and UL provide you with automated test platforms, which are officially validated by GCF and PTCRB, and that will allow you to complete your conformance and pre-conformance test projects.
With the addition of the Aspects Spy (developed by UL), available as an option, you can visualize the communication between the handset and the USIM card or contactless reader, in order to debug and troubleshoot your NFC UICC-based implementation before submitting it for official GCF/PTCRB certification.