NXP Semiconductors has launched the CLRC663, the first member of a new generation of high-performance proximity contactless reader ICs. It combines robust multi-protocol support with the highest RF output power and patented low-power card detection technology. The CLRC663 is targeted at a wide variety of use scenarios, including banking, e-government, transport and mobile payment.
Supporting all 13.56-MHz contactless standards, NXP’s new reader IC is compatible with all established smart card, smart tag and smart label technologies, including NFC Forum tag types and Mifare products. It ensures best-in-class interoperability with smart cards, electronic documents and NFC-enabled phones based on NXP technology.
The CLRC663 uniquely combines high RF performance with a very small HVQFN33 package, ensuring large and reliable read ranges as well as energy- and resource-efficient implementations. It can be powered from 5 V for POS and AFC implementations or from 3 V for energy-efficient battery-powered operation. It features full read/write compliance with ISO/IEC 14443 A&B, ISO/IEC 15693, ISO/IEC18000-3 Mode3 and FeliCaTM and supports NFC initiator mode in peer-to-peer communication.