Mifare NFC mini reader USB development platform

December 07, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Elatec RFID Systems has released a USB development platform for its Mifare NFC Mini Reader (13.56MHz) that allows OEMs and system integrators to quickly and simply integrate the compact RFID reader/writer unit into a proprietary application.

The Mifare NFC Mini Reader is a compact, low-cost reader/writer unit measuring 33x30mm with an integrated high frequency antenna. The device is particularly well-suited for mobile and industrial applications thanks to its minimal power consumption and extended operating temperature range from -25 to +80°C. The developer kit for the reader supports FTDI drivers for Windows, Linux and Mac, Windows CE .NET and Android. It includes a quick start guide, USB cable, software package and two Mifare cards.

The Mifare NFC Mini Reader requires minimal disk space and lower power, which makes it particularly well-suited for integration directly on a PCB of a machine or mobile computer. The module features four user-configurable inputs or outputs. Likewise, it includes a SAM connection (secure access module), which allows the reader to be used in security and cryptography applications. Communication takes place via a serial TTL or SPI interface. The module supports transponders according to ISO 14443A (the entire Mifare product range including Classic, DESFire EV1, Plus, Ultralight, etc.), ISO 14443B and ISO 18092 (NFC).

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