PN7120A0EV: NFC controller, supporting all NFC Forum modes, with integrated firmware and NCI interface


Full NFC Forum-compliant controller with integrated firmware and NCI interface

Full NFC Forum-compliant controller with integrated firmware and NCI interface

PN7120 block diagram

PN7120 block diagram


  • Includes NXP ISO/IEC14443-A, Innovatron ISO/IEC14443-B and NXP MIFARE Crypto 1 intellectual property licensing rights
  • ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core
  • Highly integrated demodulator and decoder
  • Buffered output drivers to connect an antenna with minimum number of external components
  • Integrated RF level detector
  • Integrated Polling Loop for automatic device discovery
  • RF protocols supported
    • NFCIP-1, NFCIP-2 protocol
    • ISO/IEC 14443A, ISO/IEC 14443B PICC mode via host interface
    • ISO/IEC 14443A, ISO/IEC 14443B PCD designed according to NFC Forum digital protocol T4T platform and ISO-DEP
    • FeliCa PCD mode
    • MIFARE PCD encryption mechanism (MIFARE 1K/4K)
    • NFC Forum tag 1 to 4 (MIFARE Ultralight, Jewel, Open FeliCa tag, DESFire)
    • ISO/IEC 15693/ICODE VCD mode
  • Supported host interfaces
    • NCI protocol interface according to NFC Forum standardization
    • I²C-bus High-speed mode
  • Integrated power management unit
    • Direct connection to a battery (2.3 V to 5.5 V voltage supply range)
    • Support different Hard Power-Down/Standby states activated by firmware
    • Autonomous mode when host is shut down
  • Automatic wake-up via RF field, internal timer and I²C-bus interface
  • Integrated non-volatile memory to store data and executable code for customization

Key benefits

  • Seamless integration of NFC into any application, especially those with OS systems
  • Plug-and-play NFC operation with many platforms, including most LPC, QorIQ®, Kinetis and i.MX boards
  • All typical NFC use cases, including pairing, personalization, extended user interface, maintenance, etc.
  • Fast deployment of advanced, fully interoperable NFC functionality, with a lower overall cost

Target Applications

  • Gateways, routers
  • Set-top boxes
  • Audio
  • Home appliances
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Accessories

Featured Tool

  • OM5578
    Demoboars for PN7150

  • OM5577
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