RFID Reader

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Description

This is a prototype of an open source hardware RFID reader.

The firmware is under development and currently has partial support for ISO-14443-3 (A).

A prototype access control system is installed at the kwartzlab makerspace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Members are provided with Mifare DESFire EV1 cards and have 24/7 access.

Features

  • 13.56 MHz RFID Protocol Support:
    • ISO-14443A
    • ISO-14443B
    • ISO-15693
    • ISO-18000-3
    • Tag-It
  • Communication Interfaces:
    • UART (3.3V/5V)
    • I2C
    • CAN
  • Two GPIO pins
  • Detachable antenna (U.FL RF connector pads)

Hardware

  • NXP LPC11C14 Microcontroller
  • TI TRF7960 RFID Transceiver
  • Microchip MCP1700 LDO
  • Microchip MCP2551 CAN Transceiver

Documentation

Schematic (PDF)

Pictures

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