ISO 14443 Analog Front End

​The ISO 14443 Analog Front End (AFE) is a fully integrated analog IP intended for Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC).

Key Features

​​ISO/IEC 14443-A/B compliant
ISO/IEC 10373-6 compliant
NFC-WI (ECMA 373) compliant
Wireless power harvesting​
Silicon proven


  • fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 14443 standard
  • fully compliant with the relevant ISO/IEC 10373-6 tests
  • contactless transmission of both data and power
  • support both Type A and Type B transmission protocols
  • supported bit rates (Rx and Tx):
    • classical: 106, 212, 424 and 848 kbit/s
    • VHBR (optional): 1.69 Mbit/s and 3.39 Mbit/s (Rx at 3.39 Mbit/s under validation)
  • RF front end including the two antenna pads, a tuning capacitor, several demodulators,
    a clock extractor and a load modulator
  • power manager including a LDO regulator, a voltage reference and a POR generator
  • typical delivered power supply current going up to 10 mA (Ivdd)
  • typical quiescent power consumption lower than 50 µW (excluding Ivdd)
  • operating junction temperature range: -25°C to +85°C
  • straightforward integration through a NFC-WI (ECMA 373) standard interface
  • silicon proven in 130 nm and 55 nm CMOS processes
  • silicon area smaller than 0.8 mm² in a 130 nm process with poly capacitors and HV devices
  • digital controller available separately (Type A and Type B)


  • 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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