Discover the high-performance universal ST25R3916 NFC reader IC

Join us for 1-hour webinar to learn how to design robust, powerful, effective NFC readers in industrial, automotive, consumer and payment applications


This webinar was broadcasted Tuesday, March 31st 2020

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During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how the advanced features of the latest generation of NFC reader ICs will ease your NFC design. We will highlight the challenges and performance requirements in industrial, automotive, consumer and payment applications and explain how to use the new ST25R3916 NFC reader IC to address them. This industry-leading device offers a unique set of features including dynamic power output, automatic antenna tuning, a noise suppression receiver, and low power wake up, making it an ideal solution for robust and efficient designs over a wide range of consumer and industrial NFC applications.

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This session will provide useful tips and technical information which will help product designers move forward with their development and understand the benefits of using the new ST25R3916 NFC reader IC.

There will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar where ST’s experienced engineers will be available to answer your questions.

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Dan Merino

Dan Merino is a Staff Application Engineer at STMicroelectronics specialized in ST’s RFID product portfolio and has held this position since June 2016.
Dan began his career in 1984 as a Test Technician at Navcom Defense electronics working on Radar Altimeters, Military Communications and Threat simulators. From there he moved to Sierra Nevada Corporation as a Design Engineer where he worked on Drone Landing systems and High-Power Pulse Modulators. In 1996, he moved to the consumer market designing televisions and top boxes at Panasonic as an R&D design engineer.  He began his career as Field Application Engineer in 2005 at Arrow Electronics, before working at Future Electronics. In 2011, He joined ST’s AMS Group as a Field Application Engineer supporting the entire portfolio, specializing in the RF products, including RFID. Dan graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Martin Vacek

Martin Vacek is a Technical Marketing Engineer at STMicroelectronics responsible for RFID / NFC solutions in Central and Eastern Europe and has specialized in RFID / NFC technology since 2003.
He previously worked as RFID Product Engineer and Application Support Engineer for the company’s wide wireless product and solution portfolio (Sub-GHz transceivers, Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy ICs, and Wi-Fi modules). Martin was appointed Technical Marketing Engineer in 2012 with a focus on creating and promoting new business and markets. He regularly prepares and delivers trainings, workshops, and seminars for both ST Sales, Distributors, and end customers on RFID and NFC-related topics.
Martin Vacek holds a master’s degree in Measurement systems and instrumentation from the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Baris Yilmaz

Baris Yilmaz is in charge of Technical Marketing at STMicroelectronics for RFID / NFC solutions in Central and South Europe and has worked in the area of RFID / NFC since 2010.
He previously worked as Design & Process Development Engineer for RFID Tags at Identiv.
After his first position as Field Application Engineer at ST, Baris Yilmaz was appointed as a Technical Marketing Engineer in 2016 with a focus on creating and promoting new business and markets. He regularly prepares and delivers trainings, workshops, and seminars for both ST Sales, Distributors, and end customers on RFID and NFC-related topics.
Baris Yilmaz holds a Diploma degree in Mechatronics from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.


Product details

The ST25R3916 is a high-performance NFC universal device supporting NFC initiator, NFC target, NFC reader and NFC card emulation modes.
Fully compliant with EMVCo 3.0 specifications for analog and digital, this NFC IC is optimized for POS terminal applications, and enables fast EMVCo 3.0 certification cycles, even under harsh conditions (noisy LCD displays for example).
It includes an advanced Analog Front End (AFE) and a highly integrated data framing system for ISO 18092 passive and active initiator, ISO 18092 passive and active target, NFC-A/B (ISO 14443A/B) reader including higher bit rates, NFC-F (FeliCa™) reader, NFC-V (ISO 15693) reader up to 53 kbps, and NFC-A / NFC-F card emulation. Special stream and transparent modes are possible too.
The ST25R3916/7 features high RF output power to directly drive antennas at high efficiency. It includes additional features, making it a perfect fit for power-savy applications. It contains a low power capacitive sensor to detect the presence of a card without switching on the reader field as well as a low power RC oscillator and wake-up timer to automatically wake the ST25R3916 up after a selected time period.
It operates from a wide power supply range (from 2.4 to 5.5 V), and a wide peripheral IO voltage range (from 1.65 to 5.5 V).


Martin Vacek