RC522 Reader/ Writer Module

Description of product

Product Details:

Operating current 13-26mA/DC 3.3V
Idle current 10-13mA/DC 3.3V
Sleep current less than 80uA
Operating Frequency 13.56MHz
Supported card types S50, S70, Ultralight, Pro, DESFire
Product physical characteristics size: 40mm x 60mm
Module interfaces SPI Parameter
Data transfer rate Maximum 10Mbit/s
Environmental Operating temperature 20-80 degrees Celsius

RC522 is a highly integrated read and write 13.56MHz contact-less communication card chip, for applications of a low-voltage, low-cost, small size of the non-contact card chip to read and write, smart meters and portable hand-held devices. The RC522 use of advanced modulation and demodulation concept completely integrated in all types of passive contact-less communication methods and protocols. 14443A compatible transponder signals. It can handle the ISO14443A frames and error detection. In addition, it support rapid CRYPTO1 encryption algorithm, terminology validation products. RC522 support series of high-speed non-contact communication, two-way data transmission rate up to 424kbit/s.


  • Operating current: 13-26mA/DC 3.3V
  • Idle current: 10-13mA/DC 3.3V
  • Sleep current: <80uA
  • Peak current: <30mA
  • Operating Frequency: 13.56MHz
  • Supported card types: S50, S70, Ultralight, Pro, DESFire
  • Product physical characteristics: size: 40mm x 60mm
  • Environmental Operating temperature: -20-80 degrees Celsius
  • Environmental Storage Temperature: -40-85 degrees Celsius
  • Relative humidity: relative humidity 5% -95%
  • Module interfaces: SPI Parameter
  • Data transfer rate: Maximum 10Mbit/s


  • Arduino Library
  • Raspberry Pi Python Library