ISO 15693 Dual-interface Analog Front End

​The ISO 15693 Dual-interface Analog Front End (AFE) is a fully integrated analog IP intended for dual-interface (i.e. contact and contactless) Integrated Circuit Card (ICC).

Key Features

​ISO/IEC 15693 compliant
ISO/IEC 18000-3 compliant
ISO/IEC 10373-7​ compliant
Wireless power harvesting​
Straightforward integration


  • fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 15693/18000-3 standards
  • fully compliant with the relevant ISO/IEC 10373-7 tests​
  • both contact and contactless transmission of power
  • ASK modulation with 10% or 100% modulation index
  • RF front end including the antenna pads, a tuning capacitor, several demodulators,
    a clock extractor and a load modulator
  • dual power manager including a power switch, a voltage regulator, a voltage reference,
    a variable frequency oscillator, a power-on reset and a supply monitor
  • operating junction temperature range: -25°C to +85°C
  • delivered power supply voltage range (vdd): nominal core supply voltage ±10%
  • silicon area smaller than 0.6 mm² in a 130 nm process with poly capacitors and HV devices
  • straightforward integration through a APB or AHB interface (customized on request)
  • digital controllers available separately


  • GDSII stream and layer map file
  • Library Exchange Format (LEF) file
  • Circuit Description Language (CDL) netlist
  • Liberty Timing File (.lib)
  • VHDL behavioral model
  • design specification

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