NFC Tag 2 click
NFC Tag 2 click

Description of product

NFC Tag 2 click carries the NT3H1101 NTAG I2C energy harvesting NFC Forum Type 2 Tag from NXP. The click is designed to run on a 3.3V power supply only. It communicates with the target MCU over I2C interface and the INT pin (field detection) on the mikroBUS™ line. 

NT3H1101 NTAG I2C and energy harvesting

NT3H1101 NTAG I2C - energy harvesting NFC Forum Type 2 Tag with field detection pin.

An additional externally powered SRAM mapped into the memory allows a fast data transfer between the RF and I2C interfaces and vice versa, without the write cycle limitations of the EEPROM memory.

The FD (field detection) LED is turned ON when an NFC field is detected. Power is generated from the RF field of an NFC device. For example, the NFC Tag 2 click can be powered by your mobile phone. This eliminates the need for an external power supply or a battery. 

At room temperature, NT3H1101 NTAG I2C could provide typically 5 mA at 2 V on the VOUT pin of NT3H1101 which is attached to the FD LED.

How it works

The NT3H1101 NTAG I2C which can be found on NFC Tag 2 click is the first product of NXP’s NTAG family offering both contactless and contact interfaces.

In addition to the passive NFC Forum compliant contactless interface, the IC features an I2C contact interface, which can communicate with a microcontroller if the NT3H1101 NTAG I2C is powered from an external power supply.

An additional externally powered SRAM mapped into the memory allows a fast data transferbetween the RF and I2C interfaces and vice versa, without the write cycle limitations of the EEPROM memory.

Additional resources

NFCWorld+ keeps an up-to-date, accurate and exhaustive list of NFC-supported phones.

Specifications

TypeRFID,NFC
On-board modulesNT3H1101 NTAG I2C
Key FeaturesNT3H1101 NTAG I2C, data transfer of 106 kbit/s, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag compliant, energy harvesting
InterfaceI2C
Input Voltage3.3V
CompatibilitymikroBUS
Click board sizeL (57.15 x 25.4 mm)

Pinout diagram

This table shows how the pinout on NFC Tag 2 click corresponds to the pinout on the mikroBUS™ socket (the latter shown in the two middle columns).

NotesPin               Mikrobus logo.png                     Pin       Notes                     
NC1ANPWM16NC
NC2RSTINT15FDField detection output
NC3CSTX14NC
NC4SCKRX13NC
NC5MISOSCL12SCLI2C Clock
NC6MOSISDA11SDAI2C Data
Power supply+3.3V73.3V5V10NC
GroundGND8GNDGND9GNDGround

OnBoard LEDs

DesignatorNameTypeDescription
LD1PWRLEDIndicates the power is on.
LD2FDLEDField Detection indication.

Programming

Code examples for NFC Tag click, written for MikroElektronika hardware and compilers are available on Libstock.

Code snippet

This code snippet demonstrates the writing of an NDEF message on NFC Tag 2 click.

01 void write_ndef( void )
02 {
03 uint8_t ndef_rec[] = { 0x03,        // NDEF Message
04                        15,          // Message size
05                        0xD1,        // Record header
06                        1,           // Type Length - 1 byte
07                        11,          // Payload Length - 11 bytes
08                        'U',         // Type / URI
09                        0x01,        // Payload
10                        'm', 'i', 'k', 'r', 'o', 'e', '.', 'c', 'o', 'm',
11                        0xFE };      // NDEF Message End Mark
12     memset( NT2_click.user_memory, 0, 888 );
13     nfctag2_memory_write( 0, NT2_click.user_memory, 888 );
14     nfctag2_memory_write( 0, ndef_rec, sizeof( ndef_rec ) );
15 }

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