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Linux driver for ST25R3916/ST25R3916B

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STSW-ST25R013 provides a complete software solution to enable fast integration of NFC functionality into Linux based systems using the ST25R3916/ST25R3916B high performance NFC universal devices / EMVCo readers.

This package provides a pure user space port of the RFAL (RF abstraction layer) onto the Raspberry Pi 4 Linux platform operating the X-NUCLEO-NFC06A1 (containing the ST25R3916) or XNUCLEO-NFC08A1 (containing the ST25R3916B). The package also contains a sample application to detect different types of NFC tags and mobile phones supporting P2P.

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  • All features

    • Complete Linux® user space driver (RF abstraction library) to build NFC enabled applications using the ST25R3916 and ST25R3916B, high performance NFC universal devices / EMVCo readers
    • Linux host communication with the readers through SPI
    • Complete RF/NFC abstraction (RFAL) for all major technologies and higher layer protocols:
      • NFC-A (ISO14443-A)
      • NFC-B (ISO14443-B)
      • NFC-F (FeliCa™)
      • NFC-V (ISO15693)
      • P2P (ISO18092)
      • ISO-DEP (ISO data exchange protocol, ISO14443-4)
      • NFC-DEP (NFC data exchange protocol, ISO18092)
      • Proprietary technologies (Kovio, B', iClass, Calypso®, …)
    • Sample implementation available on the X-NUCLEO-NFC06A1 or X-NUCLEO-NFC8A1 expansion boards, plugged into a Raspberry Pi® 4
    • Sample application to detect several NFC tag types and mobile phones supporting P2P
    • Free, user-friendly license terms

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