Contactless reader (coupling device), serial interface

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The Springcard CSB4.8 is a K663-based contactless reader/writer put in a discreete and simple case. It suits to implement the K663 module before integrating it into your products. It is available in this version:

  • CSB4.8S: RS-232 serial version (DB9 connector cable), external power (from 9 up to 12V) is needed


  • Implementation plateform for K663 modules
  • Upward compatibility with CSB4 previous generations
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • RoHS & WEEE compliant (environmental protection)
  • Carrier frequency: 13.56MHz
  • ISO 14443 (1, 2, 3 and 4, both type A and type B): Proximity Coupling Device (PCD)
  • ISO 15693 (1, 2, 3): Vicinity Coupling Device (VCD) or Base Station for RFID labels and tags
  • ISO 21481 (ECMA 352): the device is able to communicate with any NFC object running in card emulation mode
  • ISO 18092 / NFC peer-to-peer (initiator, passive communication mode only)
  • Coupler's firmware embeds T=CL protocol (ISO-DEP), 256-byte frames
RF Bitrate
  • 106kbit/s (ISO 14443, NFC-A & NFC-B), 212 or 424kbit/s (FeliCa, NFC-F), 26kbps (ISO 15693, NFC-V)
Supported cards/tags/labels
  • NXP Mifare UltraLight, NTAG (NFC Forum T2T), Mifare Classic, Mifare Plus, Desfire, SmartMX...
  • Infineon SLE66 family
  • Texas Instrument my-d proximity
  • Innovision Jewel, Topaz (NFC Forum T1T)
  • FeliCa Lite, Lite-S (NFC Forum T3T)
  • Calypso (CD97, CD21, GTML, etc), Innovatron radio protocol "14443 B'"
  • ST MicroElectronics SR, SRI, SRIX families
  • ATMEL CryptoRF
  • ASK CTS256/CTS512
  • HID iClass, Inside PicoTag (UID only)
  • NXP ICODE-SLI family
  • Texas Instrument my-d vicinity
  • ST MicroElectronics LR family
  • Integrated
Software integration / development
  • Free SDK featuring 'SpringProx API' (full ANSI C source code+ binary for Windows and Linux)
Firmware upgrade
  • In-field, no physical action on the device using SpringCard FUU application (provided that the RESET pin is controlled by the host)
CSB4.8S Host interface
  • RS-232 (-6 / +6 V)
  • SpringProx binary or ASCII protocol
CSB4.8S Power
  • Power: 9 to 12V DC
CB4.8S Connectors
  • DB9 female, 1.8m cord (serial link)
  • Jack 2.1 x 5mm (power)
User manuals SDKs & tools for developers Utilitaire Softwares White papers
  • Smartcards and contactless smartcards - Integrator's Implementer's Guide - pdf

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