R-Pi NFC expansion board supports industrial and commercial product development

January 17, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
From distributor Farnell element14, the EXPLORE-NFC expansion board implements external user interfaces for industrial and consumer devices that meets NFC compliance with Reader mode, P2P mode and Card Emulation standards.

Based on the PN512 NFC solution from NXP Semiconductors, the board has an integrated high performance antenna and is supported by a software package (libnfc) while offering a flexible SPI interface. Applications for NFC include contactless payment, meter readings, and loyalty cards.

Features include:

Full NFC compliant expansion board works with the Raspberry Pi

Based on the NXP PN512 full NFC forum compliant NFC IC, meeting compliance with all three NFC modes (Reader, P2P and Card Emulation)

Reader mode supports all four NFC tag types and NXP’s MIFARE command set

Flexible interface selection (SPI or I²C), includes software stack for SPI Integrated high performance RF antenna

Includes NXP’s MIFARE Ultralight NFC card (NFC forum tag type 2) for quick-start

Software available on: http://www.element14.com/exploreNFC

Farnell element14; www.premierfarnell.com