ams AS3953 NFC Interface IC (NFiC)
ams AS3953 NFC Interface IC (NFiC) delivers low cost, ultra low power NFC forum functionality to multiple different applications. The AS3953 is a analog front-end with integrated 14443A data framing and SPI interface. It is designed to create a fast data link between an ISO 14443A reader device (PCD) and a microcontroller. The AS3953 is passively powered meaning that it can be supplied from the PCD magnetic field, eliminating the need of a continual external supply. This makes the AS3953 perfect for wireless communication to a low-power battery powered device. The AS3953 is used with an appropriate antenna coil connected to the terminals LC1 and LC2, and behaves as a normal passive ISO 144443A tag (PICC). After the anti-collision protocol is passed, the PCD sends a Wake-up command, which wakes up the microcontroller by sending an interrupt. From this point onwards, the AS3953 serves as a data link between the microcontroller and the PCD. AS3953 can also operate as NFCIP-1 target at 106 kb/s.