PN5180, the best full NFC frontend on the market. As a highly integrated high performance full NFC Forum-compliant frontend IC for contactless communication at 13.56 MHz, this frontend IC utilizes an outstanding modulation and demodulation concept completely integrated for different kinds of contactless communication methods and protocols. The PN5180 ensures maximum interoperability for next generation of NFC enabled mobile phones. The PN5180 is optimized for point of sales terminal applications and implements a high-power NFC frontend functionality which allows to achieve EMV compliance on RF level without additional external active components.
The PN5180 frontend IC supports the following RF operating modes:
One host interface based on SPI is implemented:
The PN5180 supports highly innovative and unique features which do not require any host controller interaction. These unique features include Dynamic Power Control (DPC), Adaptive Waveform Control (AWC), Adaptive Receiver Control (ARC), and fully automatic EMD error handling. The independency of real-time host controller interactions makes this product the best choice for systems which operate a preemptive multi-tasking OS like Linux or Android.
As new power-saving feature the PN5180 allows using a general-purpose output to control an external LDO or DC/DC during Low-Power Card Detection. One generalpurpose output is used to wake-up an LDO or DC/DC from power-saving mode before the RF field for an LPCD polling cycle is switched on.
The PN5180 supports an external silicon system-power-on switch by using the energy of the RF field generated by an NFC phone to switch on the system, like it is generated during the NFC polling loop. This unique and new Zero-Power-Wake-up feature allows designing systems with a power consumption close to zero during standby.