NFC readers are the active components in NFC transactions. They can read and write cards and tags, interact with NFC phones and enable a 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