NT1046 is a single-chip RFID reader solution. It is composed of an integrated RF front-end, RFID framing engine supporting ISO15693, ISO14443A*, ISO14443B and NFCIP standards, 128-byte FIFO, 8051-based MCU with full-speed USB 2.0 compliant interface, and RAM for 8051 code and data.
This IC also can be used for adding NFC functionality to mobile devices and other applications, using integrated MCU to perform high-level RFID protocol tasks. NT1046 can perform in one of three modes: RFID/NFC reader, NFC Peer, or Card Emulation mode.
Firmware for 8051 MCU can be downloaded via USB interface on device plug-in. This feature significantly simplifies firmware updates. Alternatively, MCU can detect presence of an SPI flash and boot from it.
Extension of standards set and implementation of custom RFID protocols can be achieved by using direct modes with MCU-controlled bit coding and framing. Direct access to RF Frontend control registers allows fine tuning of various parameters at physical layer.
* The costs of intellectual property licenses under applicable patents belonging to NXP Semiconductors are not included in this NTLab product. If you plan to use and/or enable the ISО/IEC 14443A protocol please contact NXP Semiconductors for the appropriate patent license via an inquiry to the following:
- NXP Semiconductors
- Intellectual Property & Licensing Department
Attn: Aaron Waxler (ааrоn.wахlеr@nхр.соm)