Panasonic Launches a New IC for Batteryless RF Communication

Panasonic has developed a new IC for battery less RF communication for NFC tags. The IC iscompliant with JISX6319-4 (212 kbps/424 kbps), ISO/IEC14443 Type A (106 kbps), and ISO/IEC14443 Type B (106 kbps/212 kbps/424 kbps) 13.56 MHz contactless IC card standards and therefore guarantees global interoperability. The MN63Y1221-E1 benefits from 8 Kbit FeRAM non-volatile built-in memory with fast write and low power consumption, provides an I2C host interface, and comes in a small SON8 package.

The built-in 8 Kbit FeRAM memory of the NFC tag IC enables 100 million write cycles and can be protected by a 128 bit password for unauthorised access. The component also features an energy harvesting output that allows powering the host by the energy harvested from the NFC magnetic field. The supply voltage range is 1.7 V up to 3.6 V. The MN63Y1221-E1 is already in mass production and available directly through Panasonic and via the distributor Rutronik.

This new MN63Y1221-E1 NFC tag IC provides three communication modes: RF, serial, and tunnel (the tunnel mode allows direct communication between the reader/writer and the host). It is ideal for use in numerous different applications.