8.4 Documentation Support
The following documents describe the TRF7962A device. Copies of these documents are available on the Internet at www.ti.com.
Receiving Notification of Document Updates
To receive notification of documentation updates—including silicon errata—go to the product folder for your device on ti.com (for example,TRF7962A). In the upper-right corner, click the "Alert me" button. This registers you to receive a weekly digest of product information that has changed (if any). For change details, check the revision history of any revised document.
TRF79xxA HF-RFID Reader Layout Design Guide Describes some suggested guidelines for use in the laying out the TRF79xxA family of HF RFID readers.
Antenna Matching for the TRF7960 RFID Reader Describes the design method for determining an antenna matching circuit.
TRF7960A Firmware Design HintsA reference for the firmware developer using the TRF7960A in conjunction with microcontroller (for example, an MSP430™ or ARM™ device).
Management of the TRF7960 and TRF7960A Start-up Sequence System developers concerned about minimizing the current draw of TRF7960, TRF7960A, and their variants systems at start-up time need guidance about handling the Regulator Control register (0x0B) value. Valid application use case for this guidance is battery-powered RFID applications in which controlling the entire system current draw over time is of the utmost concern.
TRF7960A RFID Multiplexer Example System This application report describes the 16-channel high-frequency (HF) (13.56 MHz) RFID reader system (based on the TRF7960A IC) designed by TI for customer use. The system firmware resides on an MSP430F2370 MCU and supports the ISO/IEC 15693 protocol in addition to communication with a host.
TRF7960A Reference Firmware Description This application report describes the firmware implemented in the MSP430F2370 for use with the TI TRF7960A evaluation module (EVM). The TRF7960AEVM is a multiple-standard fully integrated 13.56-MHz RFID analog front end and data framing reader system. This document is designed for readers who may or may not be experienced with firmware development for RFID and want to understand the reference firmware and develop their own firmware for the TRF7960A.
Comparison of TRF7960 and TRF7960A This application report helps current and new users of the TRF7960 high-frequency RFID/NFC reader understand the differences between the TRF7960 and the TRF7960A devices. Understanding these differences in detail and applying this knowledge to application-specific requirements helps designers make informed decisions about whether or not a bill of materials change is needed.