NFC reader evaluation kit works with Renesas MCUs

April 13, 2021 // By Peter Clarke
NFC reader evaluation kit works with Renesas MCUs
Panthronics AG (Graz, Austria) has extended the evaluation kit for its PTX100R NFC reader IC so that is supports NFC applications on the Synergy family of 32bit microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics.

There is now an IoT NFC reader application that runs on the Renesas Synergy TB-S3A1, a development board for the Synergy S3A1 series of microcontrollers which are, in turn, based on a 48MHz Cortex-M4 core. NFC physical and protocol layer operations are performed on a Panthronics PTX100R Evalboard, which connects to the TB-S3A1 board via its Pmod header. The application provides full NFC reader functionality conforming to the standard ISO 14443A/B/F/V specifications.

The PTX100R Evalboard supports full NFC functionality. It includes a 50mm x 50mm antenna board, which may be detached along with its matching circuit to allow users to evaluate the PTX100R's performance with their own antenna.

Developers using the PTX100R Evalboard can also take advantage of dedicated applications engineering support provided directly by Panthronics via the PTX Support Portal online. The portal provides password-protected access to a knowledge base of product data, articles and guidance for each of four types of application: point-of-sale terminals, wireless charging, IoT devices, and mobile devices. It also provides APIs, a configuration tool and a GUI with installer.

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