NFC reader design I - How to build your own reader

  • Posted Date: 24 October 2016

NFC expands to many different markets and applications, from access, payment, ticketing, industrial, gaming, retail, metering, appliances, healthcare and many more. control applications. Each NFC application has very different requirements them in terms of RF protocols, performance, reading distance, security requirements, etc. For this reason, there is no single design that fits all applications. Therefore, it is important to understand the application requirements in order to design the appropriate solution for our needs. This session explains the NFC reader architecture and the important considerations to take into account during the entire NFC reader design implementation process, covering how to choose the right reader IC and MCU, how to evaluate, prototype, develop, test and debug your design as well as the applicable NFC reader certifications.

Course Outline

  • Short introduction to RFID and NFC
  • Contactless reader design initial considerations: Application requirements, reader IC and MCU selection. Security and cryptography (MCU vs SAM architectures)
  • Contactless reader architecture. Illustrative schematics
  • NXP® reader IC and LPC portfolio overview

What You'll Learn

Skills to design and build an NFC reader. We review its main components, how to choose the right reader and microcontroller ICs, and the proper architecture for your application with respect to security requirements

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