NFC readers are the active components in NFC transactions. They can read and write cards and tags, interact with NFC phones and enable communication from device to device. We have the broadest portfolio of high-performance NFC readers, fully supporting the MIFARE® ICs.

Depending on your system architecture, choose from one of these three reader types:

  • Programmable NFC Controller: These highly integrated devices combine an NFC frontend with a freely programmable 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M0 microcontroller. They are the optimal solution for very compact footprints and function as your main system microcontroller.
  • NFC controller with integrated firmware: These plug-and-play solutions combine an NFC frontend with a 32-bit Cortex-M0 microcontroller equipped with integrated firmware, and are optimized for use with application processors. They come with Linux, Android, and WinIoT drivers, and include an NCI interface.
  • NFC Frontend: These NFC devices are the most flexible way to add NFC connectivity to a system. The NFC stack runs on the separate system MCU. All our NFC frontends are supported by our NFC Reader Library, so design-in is fast and easy.
Recommended NFC Reader ICs

*Protocols: A: ISO/IEC 14443A; B: ISO/IEC 14443B; F: FeliCa; V: ISO/IEC 15693 (Vicinity); I: ISO/IEC 18000-3M3 (ICODE ILT)
LPCD: Low-Power Card Detection
FW: Firmware