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FeliCa Technology Code Descriptions

This document describes the code types used in FeliCa technology, namely: Manufacture ID (IDm), Manufacture Parameter (PMm), System Code, and Data Format Code.

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Nov. 15, 2010 Version 1.2

Format Distinction Sequence Design Guidelines

This document describes how to create and correctly apply an application that can identify and distinguish between different formats on a card when the card is presented to a Reader/Writer.

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Nov. 15, 2010 Version 1.1

Development Guidelines for NFC/FeliCa-Enabled Devices

This document provides important points for developing NFC/FeliCa-enabled devices.

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Feb. 24, 2015 Version 1.1

By Product Category

FeliCa Standard

FeliCa Standard is used throughout contactless smartcard and mobile FeliCa products that can support various types of applications, such as transportation, e-money, and employee IDs.
Newly added to our product lineup is a chip that is equipped with AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), a new-generation standard of encryption algorithm, in addition to the conventional DES (Data Encryption Standard) encryption algorithm.

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FeliCa Card User's Manual Excerpted Edition

This document describes general information about FeliCa cards, such as protocol and command specifications, excluding the security functions.

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Oct. 25, 2012 Version 2.0

FeliCa Card Technical Note for Software Development

This document provides a reference guideline for the development of application software and Reader/Writer software (firmware) using standard FeliCa cards.

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Mar. 22, 2016 Version 2.1

FeliCa Card Command Sequence Design Guidelines

This document describes the typical command sequence of applications, such as e-money and authentication services, using FeliCa cards.

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Nov. 15, 2010 Version 1.0

FeliCa Lite

FeliCa Lite is a minimized contactless smartcard product with an optimized file system and streamlined security functions, It can be used for cards and various other form factors, such as stickers.

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FeliCa Lite-S Starter's Manual

This document introduces FeliCa Lite-S products to first-time users.

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Sep. 18, 2012 Version 1.1

FeliCa Lite-S User's Manual

This document describes the protocol specifications, commands, blocks, inspection, and issuance of FeliCa Lite-S.

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Sep. 18, 2012 Version 1.2

FeliCa Lite-S Technical Note for Software Development

This document provides a reference guideline for the development of application software and Reader/Writer software (firmware) using FeliCa Lite-S.

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Apr. 21, 2016 Version 1.1

FeliCa Lite-S Security Application Note

This document describes the security of FeliCa Lite-S.

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Sep. 10, 2012 Version 1.1

FeliCa Lite-S Diversified Card Key Standard Generation Algorithm

This document describes the standard algorithm to generate unique card keys (Diversified Card Keys) for FeliCa Lite-S.

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Apr. 02, 2012 Version 1.0

NFC Dynamic Tag
(FeliCa Plug)

NFC Dynamic Tag is a wireless-interface product, which can be embedded into electronic devices, enabling the device to communicate with any NFC reader/writer or with any NFC smartphone.

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NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) User's Manual

This document describes the specifications of NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug), namely: protocol specifications, command specifications, and interface specifications.

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Apr. 13, 2015 Version 1.13

RC-S801 Product Specification

This document describes the fundamental performance and features of NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) RC-S801.

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Feb. 24, 2015 Version 1.05

RC-S802 Product Specification

This document describes the fundamental performance and features of NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) RC-S802.

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Feb. 24, 2015 Version 1.05

Near Field
Communication (NFC)

The following documents provide technical information necessary for development of devices and software based upon NFC-F technology for the purpose of interoperability with existing devices in the market.
NFC-F technology is specified openly in the NFC Forum specifications, ISO/IEC 18092, and JIS X 6319-4. NFC-F technology is used by FeliCa products. You can find the NFC Forum specifications at

http://nfc-forum.org/our-work/specifications-and-application-documents/

Procedures for Type F Card Application on SE with SWP Interface

This document provides guidelines for implementing Type F features on Secure Elements (SEs) supporting the SWP interface within an NFC device. Type F features are comprised of NFC-F technology and communication protocol.

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Apr. 13, 2015 Version 1.0

Implementation Guidelines for NFC-F Contactless Frontend

This document provides guidelines for implementing contactless frontends (CLFs) that use NFC-F technology.

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Apr. 13, 2015 Version 1.0

Best Practices White Paper - NFC-F Device Detection

This document provides a guideline for the command sequence that should be used by a device in poll mode to discover and classify communication partners using NFC-F technology.

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Feb. 01, 2013 Version 1.01