IC facilitates batteryless RF communication

Posted By : Alice Matthews
IC facilitates batteryless RF communication

A new IC for batteryless RF communication has been launched by Panasonic, extending its range of NFC tags. The MN63Y1221-E1 guarantees global interoperability as well as low power consumption. The new IC is available from Rutronik. The MN63Y1221-E1 is compliant with JISX6319-4 (212kbps/ 424kbps), ISO/IEC14443 Type A (106kbps), and ISO/IEC14443 Type B (106kbps/212kbps/424kbps) 13.56-MHz contactless IC card standard, thus guaranteeing global interoperability.

The device comes in a small SON8 package and provides an I2C host interface. It benefits from 8Kbit FeRAM non-volatile built-in memory that enables 100 million write cycles and can be protected by a 128bit password from unauthorised access. By featuring an energy harvesting output, the host can be powered by the energy harvested from the NFC magnetic field.

The supply voltage range is 1.7-3.6V. The MN63Y1221-E1 NFC tag IC provides three communication modes: RF, serial, and tunnel (the tunnel mode allows direct communication between the reader/writer and the host).

Together with its global interoperability, the MN63Y1221-E1 is suitable for use in numerous applications, such as wireless connectivity and HMI, Bluetooth/WiFi pairing and setup/diagnostics.

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