ISO 14443 Type A Digital Controller

The ISO 14443 Type A Digital Controller is a fully integrated protocol manager intended for Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC).

Key Features

​ISO/IEC 14443-A compliant
Multiple​ bit rates
Small gate count
Straightforward integration
Silicon proven


  • fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 14443 Type A standard
  • 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
  • internal counter and related interruptions for WTX management
  • detection of field entering or exiting by fc sampling through external RTC clock
  • straightforward integration through a AMBA AHB or APB interface (customized on request)
  • 8, 16 or 32-bit interface bus (customized on request)
  • gate count smaller than 10 kgates
  • operating power consumption lower than 20 µW
  • straightforward control through C low-level API
  • silicon proven in a 55 nm CMOS process
  • Type B digital controller available separately
  • analog front end available separately


  • VHDL source codes
  • Synopsys synthesis scripts
  • C non-regression test vectors
  • C low-level API
  • design specification

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