Did you first read the top-level page of this section in the menu? Is called: Our Chip is Different!
Our NFC Chip Platform is extremely complete:
Available interfaces that we can select together for YOUR project:
- ISO-15693 Radio Interface (RF): This is the Data Transmission basis of our NFC Chip Platform.
This protocol is supported by all modern NFC devices (such as NFC Phones) and also by all larger output power ISO-15693 Readers (such as RFID Gates and 3D RFID Tunnels).
ISO-15693 is a global standard since so many years and billions of devices use this ISO-15693 (NFC Type-5 or NFC-V) protocol: NFC Phones, NFC Tablets, NFC Watches, NFC Readers, NFC Data Hubs, etc.
- 4 x 14-bit RFC ports (Resistance-to-Frequency Converter) for Resistive Sensors:
It is a very sensitive (very accurate) type of Analogue-to-Digital Converter (ADC) that can distinct extremely small differences (increments) of roughly 120 Ohm.
Effective Temperature Sensing results are ± 0.1 °C accurate (depending on the intrinsic accuracy of the sensor that is selected and on the measurement range).
Mentioned Accuracy is same for tags without any battery or with battery (for Automatic Data Logging).
Also our technology is not sensitive of any RF heating effect, as some other solutions suffer from.
- The same RFC interface could be used for ANY other resistive type of sensor: either as separate 3rd party component or as printed sensor (where the accuracy depends on the requirement and printing technology that is applied by you or by us for you!).
- We have very professional and innovative multi-layer Sensor Printing Technology cooperations in place!
- 8 x General Purpose I/O (GPIO) ports: that we can fully configure for you based on your requirements.
- 4 x SPI: 4 of the above GPIO ports could be configured by us as Slave SPI ports (also it is possible to define the Slave in the internal Controller, to let these ports act as Master SPI).
SPI allows to connect with other circuitries such as for example Bluetooth: what about making a combination of NFC and Bluetooth for you?
- 4 x I²C: Instead of SPI such 4 ports could be configured by us as Slave I²C ports (also it is possible to define the Slave in the internal Controller, to let these ports act as Master I²C).
- Read-Write Data Storage Memory: together we can select either EEPROM or FRAM Data Storage and together we can select the required capacity.
Capacities of choice are either: 1, 2, 8, 16, 32 or 64 Kbit.
Such data storage memory communicates through a dedicated (extra) I²C Master port at high speed.
- Read-Only: maybe you do not need to write to the Chip memory itself: in some use cases it may be good enough to directly write to a database or to the memory of the Reader (e.g. the NFC Phone). In that case we could simply mask the UID# (that could optionally contain YOUR Manufacturer number!) and the optional NDEF string in the basic chip itself!
- NFC-enable existing electronic device designs: if you want to upgrade electronic products that you produce to become part of the IoT (Internet of Things), our NFC Chip could probably use the EEPROM (as part of the micro-controller) that is already inside your existing device design!
Then you do not need any data storage on our NFC Chip.
- Internal Real Time Clock (RTC): Is re-calibrated to almost 99 % accuracy after each RF reading! RTC is only relevant if the Chip is connected to a battery.
- External crystal for the Internal RTC: the port for such higher accuracy optional crystal is available in case you need it.