NXP – New NFC front-end provides for reliable operation in challenging environments


NXP Semiconductors’ PN5180 is a multi-protocol NFC front-end which offers efficient, robust and reliable operation even in harsh environments. The PN5180 may be used in NFC readers without the need for an additional booster.

The PN5180 supports NFC-based standards including ISO/IEC15693, FelicaTM, MIFARE® and the ISO/IEC14443A/B specifications.

The PN5180 is pre-certified for NFC Forum compliance and for the EMVCo L1 contactless payments standard. It is also supplied with intellectual property licencing rights for the NXP ISO/IEC14443-A, Innovatron ISO/IEC14443-B and NXP MIFARE Crypto 1 technologies.

• 250mA maximum transmitter current
• 15μA stand-by current
• Active load modulation for use with small antennas