It's hard to say why you're receiving this error with just the information provided. Could you please let us know what version have you flashed on your Edison, what OS do you have on your computer, which Arduino IDE version you're using? Are you using a sample code or a custom code?
There are some examples on how to configure NFC shields in the shield testing report http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000020775.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000020775.html
Take a look at it and let us know if this resolves your issue.
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