Implement Battery-less NFC Designs With New NFC Tag!


To address a variety of NFC tag applications, Panasonic has rolled out a new NFC tag chip which offers battery less RF communication and comes with global interoperability. The MN63Y1221-E1 is compliant with JISX6319-4 (212kbps/424kbps), ISO/IEC14443 TypeA (106kbps), and ISO/IEC14443 TypeB (106kbps/212kbps/424kbps) 13.56-MHz contactless IC card standards for global interoperability.

The MN63Y1221-E1 comes with 8Kbit FeRAM non-volatile built-in memory with fast write and low power consumption, provides an I2C host interface, and comes in a small SON8 package.

The built-in 8Kbit FeRAM of the IC enables 100 million write cycles and can be protected by a 128 bit password from unauthorised access. There is also an energy harvesting output that allows powering the host by the energy harvested from the NFC magnetic field. The supply voltage range is 1.7V up to 3.6V.

Comments Thomas Portenlänger, Technical Marketing & Product Manager at Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe: “Our new MN63Y1221-E1 NFC tag IC provides three communication modes: RF, serial, and tunnel (the tunnel mode allows direct communication between the reader/writer and the host). Together with its global interoperability this makes the new device ideal for use in numerous different applications”.


The MN63Y1221-E1 is already in mass production and available directly through Panasonic and via the distributor Rutronik.

For further information, view the full Press release.

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