NFC / HF RFID Reader IC

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  • The ST25R3912/3 are highly integrated NFC Initiators / HF Reader ICs, including the analog front end (AFE) and a highly integrated data framing system for ISO 18092 (NFCIP-1) initiator, ISO 18092 (NFCIP-1) active target, ISO 14443A and B reader (including high bit rates), ISO 15693 reader and FeliCa™ reader. Implementation of other standard and custom protocols like MIFARE™ Classic is possible using the AFE and implementing framing in the external microcontroller (Stream and Transparent modes).

    The ST25R3912/3 are positioned perfectly for the infrastructure side of the NFC system, where users need optimal RF performance and flexibility combined with low power.
    Thanks to automatic antenna tuning (AAT) technology (ST25R3913 only), the device is optimized for applications with directly driven antennas. The ST25R3912/3 are alone in the domain of HF reader ICs as they contain two differential low impedance (1 Ohm) antenna drivers.
    The ST25R3912/3 include several features that make them very suited for low power applications. The presence of a card can be detected by performing a measurement of amplitude or phase of signal on antenna LC tank, and comparing it to the stored reference. They also contain a low power RC oscillator and wake-up timer that can be used to wake up the system after a defined time period, and to check for the presence of a tag using one or more low power detection techniques (phase or amplitude).
    The ST25R3912/3 are designed to operate from a wide (2.4 V to 5.5 V) power supply range; peripheral interface IO pins support power supply range from 1.65 V to 5.5 V.

    Key Features

    • ISO 18092 (NFCIP-1) Active P2P
    • ISO14443A, ISO14443B, ISO15693 and FeliCa™
    • Support HBR up to 848 kbit/s PICC to PCD and PCD to PICC framing
    • Inductive sensing - Wake-up
    • Automatic antenna tuning system providing tuning of antenna LC tank (ST25R3913 only)
    • Automatic modulation index adjustment
    • AM and PM (I/Q) demodulator channels with automatic selection
    • Up to 1 W in case of differential output
    • User selectable and automatic gain control
    • Transparent and Stream modes to implement MIFARE™ Classic compliant or other custom protocols
    • Possibility of driving two antennas in single ended mode
    • Oscillator input capable of operating with 13.56 MHz or 27.12 MHz crystal with fast start-up
    • 6 Mbit/s SPI with 96 bytes FIFO
    • Wide supply voltage range from 2.4 V to 5.5 V
    • Wide temperature range: -40 °C to 125 °C
    • ST25R3912: VFQFPN32, 5 mm x 5 mm package with wettable flanks
    • ST25R3913: QFN32, 5 mm x 5 mm package
    • WLCSP, 3.0 mm x 2.8 mm package (ST25R3912 only)

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DIGIKEY WORLDWIDE 3270 1 Order Now
ARROW AMERICA 8000 4000 Order Now
MOUSER WORLDWIDE 2925 1 Order Now

Distributor reported inventory date: 2019-10-16

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DIGIKEY

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3270

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1

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WORLDWIDE Order Now

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8000

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4000

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AMERICA Order Now

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2925

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1

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WORLDWIDE Order Now

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Quantity

1000

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EAR99

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Technical Documentation

    • Description Version Size Action
      DS11794
      High performance HF reader / NFC initiator for payment applications with 1 W output power
      6.0
      2.01 MB
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      DS11794

      High performance HF reader / NFC initiator for payment applications with 1 W output power

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN4974
      Antenna matching for ST25R3911B/ST25R391x devices
      2.0
      3 MB
      PDF
      AN5043
      Layout recommendations for the design of boards with ST25R3911B/ST25R391x devices
      4.0
      873.78 KB
      PDF
      AN4985
      Wake-up mode of the ST25R3911B/ST25R391x
      1.0
      805.57 KB
      PDF
      AN4974

      Antenna matching for ST25R3911B/ST25R391x devices

      AN5043

      Layout recommendations for the design of boards with ST25R3911B/ST25R391x devices

      AN4985

      Wake-up mode of the ST25R3911B/ST25R391x

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN5276
      Antenna design for ST25R3916
      2.0
      2.75 MB
      PDF
      AN4974
      Antenna matching for ST25R3911B/ST25R391x devices
      2.0
      3 MB
      PDF
      AN5322
      ST25R3916 automatic antenna tuning (AAT)
      1.0
      1.08 MB
      PDF
      AN5276

      Antenna design for ST25R3916

      AN4974

      Antenna matching for ST25R3911B/ST25R391x devices

      AN5322

      ST25R3916 automatic antenna tuning (AAT)

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      ST253911B-15 Product Presentation 1.0
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      ST253911B-15 Product Presentation

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      High performance NFC/RFID readers 1.0
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      High performance NFC/RFID readers

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      NFC solutions from ST 1.0
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VFQFPN 5X5X1 32L WETTABLE FLANKS Industrial Ecopack2
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WLCSP Industrial N/A

ST25R3912-AQWT

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