NFC Configuration & Logging Interface (Dual Port FRAM: NFC <-> FRAM <-> Serial) Reference Design


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The overall scope of this reference design is to provide a contactless service interface. Service interfaces allow reading logs from the system and configuring system (calibration data, firmware upgrades, etc.) in factory applications such as Human Machine Interface (HMI). FRAM content on an ultra-low-power MSP MCU available over NFC and serial port (I2C, SPI) simultaneously, enables log messages to be read, by a temperature or pressure transmitter as an example, even when the system is without power. Configuration parameters can also be programmed at commissioning before (or after) the system is installed and powered. With such a function the system does not need to be powered to be configured or to read their logs, this brings significant cost savings at commissioning or in quality returns.

  • ISO14443B interface (RF430CL330): Android NFC standard
  • 64kB FRAM (MSP430FR5969)
  • Up to 8Mb/s throughput to/from FRAM over serial
  • 800kb/s throughput to/from FRAM over NFC
  • Powered over NFC
  • Power ORing is provided between the main system and the NFC daughter card to demonstrate that the NFC card can be woken up when the main system is down.
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ESD protection diodes

TPD1E10B0612-pF, ±5.5V, ±30-kV ESD protection diode in 0402 and SOD-523 package

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MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430FR596916 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC, comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, timer

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RF430CL330HDynamic Dual Interface NFC Transponder

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* Design guide NFC Configuration and Logging Interface (TIDA-00230) (Rev. A) May 27, 2015

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