NFC Reader IC

The CR95HF is an integrated transceiver IC for contactless applications.

The CR95HF manages frame coding and decoding in Reader mode for standard applications such as near field communication (NFC), proximity and vicinity standards.

The CR95HF embeds an Analog Front End to provide the 13.56 MHz Air Interface.

The CR95HF supports ISO/IEC 14443 Type A and B, ISO/IEC 15693 (single or double subcarrier) and ISO/IEC 18092 communication protocols.

The CR95HF also supports the detection, reading and writing of NFC Forum Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 tags.

Key Features

  • CR95HF belongs to the ST25 family which includes all ST’s NFC/RFID tag and reader products
  • Operating modes supported:
    • Reader/Writer
  • Hardware features
    • Dedicated internal frame controller
    • Highly integrated Analog Front End (AFE) for RF communications
    • Transmission and reception modes
    • Optimized power management
    • Tag Detection mode
  • RF communication @13.56 MHz
    • ISO/IEC 14443 Type A and B
    • ISO/IEC 15693
    • ISO/IEC 18092
    • MIFARE® Classic compatible 12
  • Communication interfaces with a Host Controller
    • Serial peripheral interface (SPI) Slave interface
    • Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART)
    • Up to 528-byte command/reception buffer (FIFO)
  • 32-lead, 5x5 mm, very thin fine pitch quad flat (VFQFPN) ECOPACK®2 package

Circuit Diagram

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
Description Version Size
DB1222 DB1222: 13.56-MHz multi-protocol contactless transceiver IC with SPI and UART serial access 2.1 129 KB
DS7164 DS7164: 13.56-MHz multi-protocol contactless transceiver IC with SPI and UART serial access 12.0 1005 KB
Application Notes
Description Version Size
AN3394 AN3394: Antenna design and impedance matching guidelines for CR95HF multiprotocol contactless transceiver IC 5.2 474 KB
AN3955 AN3955: CR95HF library for ISO/IEC 14443-3 and SRIX contactless tag ICs 1.2 712 KB
AN3375 AN3375: CR95HF library for ISO15693 and Dual Interface EEPROM products 1.2 689 KB
AN3433 AN3433: Optimizing wakeup time and power consumption in CR95HF and STRFNFCA devices 2.2 646 KB
AN3992 AN3992: Using an STM8L162M8 AES hardware accelerator with a CR95HF to encrypt contactless tag data memory 3.2 844 KB
AN3985 AN3985: Using the CR95HF library with STM8L microcontrollers 2.3 1 MB

Presentations & Training Material

Description Version Size
95HF NFC / RFID Readers series overview 2.0 1 MB

Hardware Resources

Schematic Pack
Description Version Size
Gerber files for CR95HF transceiver 1.0 142 KB

Publications and Collaterals

Description Version Size
NFC / RFID Transceivers - 95HF series 1.0 1 MB
Description Version Size
NFC solutions from ST 1.0 3 MB

Tools and Software

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Sample & Buy

Part Number Package Packing Type Marketing Status Unit Price (US$) * Quantity ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
CR95HF-VMD5T VFQFPN 32 5x5x1.0 Tape And Reel Active 1.65 1000 NEC EAR99 PHILIPPINES MORE INFO Get Sample Add to cart DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY

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Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
CR95HF-VMD5T ActiveVFQFPN 32 5x5x1.0IndustrialEcopack2 0 0

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