- Multi-protocol Base station (PCD/VCD) in the RFID HF (13.56MHz) band : proximity (standards ISO/IEC 14443 A and B) and vicinity (ISO/IEC 15693 and 18000-3 mode 1 standards),
- T=CL protocol embedded in coupler's firmware (256-byte frames),
- Supported contactless smartcards (PICC) (partial list) :
- NXP MIFARE Classic et MIFARE Plus, MIFARE UltraLight, DESfire, ProX, SmartMX,
- Infineon SLE66, STMicroelectronics ST19, Atmel AT88,
- S.T. Microelectronics SR176 et SRiX, ASK CTS256B et CTS512B,
- Inside Contactless PicoTag et HID iClass (numéro de série seulement),
- Calypso (incl. Innovatron radio protocol « 14443-B' »)
- Tags specified by NFC Forum : Type 1 (Innovision Jewel or Topaz), Type 2 and Type 4,
- NFC objects or mobile phones running in 14443 card emulation mode (standards ISO/IEC 18092 and 21481).
- Supported RFID tags and labels (VICC) (partial list) :
- NXP ICODE1, ICODE-SLI,
- Texas Instrument TagIT,
- S.T. Microelectronics LRI.
- RFID transmission : 13.56MHz carrier, baudrate 106, 212 or 424 kbps (PCD mode - ISO/IEC 14443 standard), 26kbps (VCD mode - ISO/IEC 15693 standard),
- NXP/Philips Semiconductors RC632 chipset, with CRYPTO1 stream cipher unit and secure storage of MIFARE keys,
- Card operating distance : 0 to 8cm (depending on the card).
- USB versions : self-powered by computer, seen as a virtual serial communication port,
- Serial versions : require a 9 to 12V DC power supply (not included),
- Unified SpringProx API, available in the developer's kit (SDK for CSB classic and legacy),
- Linux or other OS support : USB communication thanks to libusb and libftdi, SpringProx API to build for the target (ANSI C).
A few applications...
- MIFARE or DESFire read and write : private purse, RFID access control, loyalty card...,
- Transportation ticket issuing (train, suburb, bus...),
- Electronical documents (e-passport, driving licence, ID card...),
- Strong authentication, digital signature through crypto-enabled T=CL cards.
FunkyGate/CSB4 provides the same features as CSB4 in a wall-mounted housing.