ISO 14443 Type A Digital Controller

The ISO 14443 Type A Digital Controller is a fully integrated protocol manager intended for Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC).



ISO/IEC 14443-A compliant
Multiple​ bit rates
Small gate count
Straightforward integration
Silicon proven


Fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 14443 Type A standard
Supported bit rates (Rx and Tx):

  • classical: 106, 212, 424 and 848 kbit/s
  • VHBR (optional): 1.69 Mbit/s and 3.39 Mbit/s

Internal counter and related interruptions for WTX management
Detection of field entering or exiting by fc sampling through external RTC clock
Straightforward integration through a AMBA AHB or APB interface (customized on request)
8, 16 or 32-bit interface bus (customized on request)
Gate count smaller than 10 kgates
Operating power consumption lower than 20 µW
Straightforward control through C low-level API
Silicon proven in a 55 nm CMOS process
Type B digital controller available separately
Analog front end available separately


VHDL source codes
Synopsys synthesis scripts
C non-regression test vectors
C low-level API
Design specification