H663 module

H663 module

USB interface & PC/SC contactless reader (coupling device)

The SpringCard H663 module is designed to be the core of a 13.56MHz reader/writer communicating with a host (computer or embedded system) supporting the PC/SC standard. See an example of integrating the H663 module: in printers.

The H663 module needs an antenna:

  • either balanced
  • or 50Ω unbalanced antenna.

It depends on your size constraints or the type of tag to support (see our antennas portfolio or ask for a custom-made one).

The module can be updated without being stripped down (firmware upgrade is available here).

DISCOVERING PC/SC

To help you, we wrote an introduction to PC/SC.
If you start, our pack of tools ​Quickstart for PC/SC will also be useful.

KEY FEATURES

  • High-integrated PC/SC USB solution
  • Between 1 and 5 contact card slots (‘SC’ and ‘AC’ versions)
  • Custom antenna possible
  • 4 LED outputs
  • 1 buzzer output
  • 4 GPIOs
  • 1 I2C master port
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • RoHS & WEEE compliant (environmental protection)
Standards
  • 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
  • 106, 212, 424 or 848kbit/s (ISO 14443, NFC-A & NFC-B), 212 or 424kbit/s (FeliCa, NFC-F), 26kbps (ISO 15693, NFC-V)
Supported cards/tags/labels
  • ATMEL CryptoRF
  • ASK CTS256/CTS512
  • Calypso (CD97, CD21, GTML, etc), Innovatron radio protocol "14443 B'"
  • FeliCa Lite, Lite-S (NFC Forum T3T)
  • HID iClass, Inside PicoTag (UID only)
  • Infineon SLE66 family
  • Innovision Jewel, Topaz (NFC Forum T1T)
  • NXP Mifare UltraLight, NTAG (NFC Forum T2T), Mifare Classic, Mifare Plus, Desfire, SmartMX...
  • NXP ICODE-SLI family
  • ST MicroElectronics SR, SRI, SRIX families
  • ST MicroElectronics LR family
  • Texas Instrument my-d proximity
  • Texas Instrument my-d vicinity
  • Thinfilm NFC Barcode
  • APDU interpreter, giving easy access to memory contactless cards (NFC Forum Tags, Mifare, ICode and others) through classical READ BINARY and UPDATE BINARY commands
Antenna
  • 'S' version: balanced integrated antenna
  • 'A' version: unbalanced integrated antenna
Host interface
  • USB 2.0 full-speed (12Mbit/s), compliant with USB 1.1 and 3.0
  • PC/SC v2 compliant - USB CCID profile
  • PC/SC driver for Windows Vista/7/8/10 (32 and 64 bits)
  • Supported by PCSC-Lite open-source PC/SC stack and driver on Linux and Mac
Software integration / development
Power
  • Powered by USB (5V DC)
Connector
  • 4 x 10 pins, 2.54mm step
Firmware upgrade
  • In-field, no physical action on the device using SpringCard FUU application and Atmel USB DFU driver
Smart card
  • Possible option to support ISO 7816 cards through external multiplexer (NXP TDA8026)
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