Uni Klagenfurt

TU Graz


What is VHD?

VHD is a research project focused on the high speed air interface and IC architecture for contactless smartcards and Near Field Communication (NFC). The project consortium consists of NXP Semiconductors, the Technical University of Graz, the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and the Alpen Adria University in Klagenfurt.

This project breaks the actual limitations of contactless smartcard and NFC applications in terms of low transaction time. Therefore radically innovative transceiver concepts on the one hand side as well as new IC architectures on card and reader side will be investigated, opening up an enormous new variety of next generation applications - e-passports with a variety of biometric data, e-health cards or multimedia applications for NFC will be enabled


Friday, 04. March 2011 Future of NFC revealed at Hagenberg

NFC Congress 2011 A dazzling range of new applications for the ground-breaking Near Field Communication technology were revealed at the international NFC Congress in Hagenberg last month. Almost 200 delegates from over 25 countries across the globe attended the event organised by the NFC Research Lab at Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg Campus.

Thursday, 17. February 2011 Experts present NFC innovations in Hagenberg

The technology of the future for smartphones and tablet computers is called Near Field Communication (NFC). Google as well as Apple, Visa and Nokia focus on the technology for their payment services, ticketing, tagging and loyalty programmes. The latest innovations in the field will be showcased on 22 and 23 February as part of the 4th NFC Congress in Hagenberg. Renowned international companies including Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM) and NXP Semiconductors have answered the call of the NFC Research Lab at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences to make presentations.

Monday, 15. November 2010 First Book about Near Field Communication in German

Anwendungen und Technik von Near Field Communication (NFC) The first edition of "Anwendungen und Technik von Near Field Communication (NFC)" was published by Prof. Dr. Josef Langer and Michael Roland, M.Sc. from the NFC Research Lab in Hagenberg.

Friday, 24. September 2010 NFC Congress: Registration is open

Registration to the 4th NFC Congress 2011 in Hagenberg on February 22nd - 23rd, 2011 is now open.

Wednesday, 14. July 2010 NFC Congress Austria 2011

After a short break in 2010 the 4th NFC Congress 2011 takes place in Hagenberg, Austria, from February 22nd - 23rd. 2011 will be an extensive year for the NFC community around the world, thus the NFC Congress is the right place to exchange views, experiences and information about the newest mobile phones, rollouts, services and technologies. In addition to the Business and Applications Conference, a Developer and Scientific Workshop provides a forum for researchers from academia and industry.

Wednesday, 04. March 2009 Best Research Proposal in Systems on Chip Call

The best FIT-IT research proposals were awarded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The project VHD is the winner of the System on Chip call 2008.

Monday, 01. December 2008 VHD Project Start

The research project VHD was launched after a successful evaluation of the Austrian Research Agency. Thus the research consortium led by NXP Semiconductors can focus there work on this new topic.