FeliCa SAM for reader


  • AES support
  • High security
  • FeliCa Lite-S support*

The RC-S500 series is the FeliCa™ SAM for readers that support AES and DES encryption systems. This product enables various terminals to utilize FeliCa security functions for a wide range of applications.
In addition, RC-S500/SO2 supports FeliCa Lite-S card.

* RC-S500/SO2 only



Offering secure access functionality to FeliCa cards using AES/DES encryption

The RC-S500 product is a Secure Application Module (FeliCa SAM) for readers that provide the necessary functionality for secure access to FeliCa Standard cards with AES/DES encryption systems. To develop a FeliCa secure reader system, simply insert this product into the SIM card slot of the reader terminal.

High level of security / Fast data communication

The security IC chip mounted in this product has obtained Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) EAL5+ certification. By storing the encryption keys and security algorithm in the IC chip, it is possible to create a high-security system with this product.
Furthermore, this product can communicate with a reader, in which this product is inserted, at a maximum data transfer speed of 1.25 Mbps*, suitable for systems that require fast processing.

* With the input clock running at 10 MHz.


FeliCa Lite-S support

RC-S500/SO2 supports authentication between FeliCa Lite-S card and the reader, and read/write with MAC*. In addition, it supports the FeliCa Lite-S Diversified Card Key standard generation algorithm for authentication by using an individualized Card Key.

* MAC: Message Authentication Code

Main Functionality

  RC-S500 RC-S500/SO2
Communication method ・RC-S500 command transmitted and received on the Command / Response APDU conforming to ISO/IEC 7816.
Security ・Encrypted communication between RC-S500 series and reader
・Encrypted communication between RC-S500 series and FeliCa card
Key management ・Managing System Key, Area Key, Service Key and Group Key for the FeliCa card
Access to FeliCa card ・Mutual authentication with FeliCa Standard card
・Encryption of card command packet
・Decryption of card response packet
・Calculation of card response time-out time
・Generation of command package
・Generation of Group Key
・Mutual authentication with FeliCa Standard Card
・Encryption of card command packet
・Decryption of card response packet
・Calculation of card response time-out time
・Generation of command package
・Generation of Group Key
・Authentication with FeliCa Lite-S card
・Read/write to FeliCa Lite-S card with MAC

Product Specifications

  RC-S500 series
External interface / transmission method Conforms to ISO/IEC 7816 (T=1 protocol)
Input clock 1 to 10 MHz
Communication speed Max. 1.25 Mbps (Input clock:10 MHz)
Operating temperature / humidity -25 ℃ to +85 ℃ (10% RH to 90% RH)
Card external dimensions (plug section) ISO/IEC 7810 ID-1/000 card (25 mm x 15 mm)
Non-volatile memory Write endurance 100,000 times
Maximum key registration 512(System/Area/Service Key, DES/AES total)
32(Group Key,DES/AES total)
32(FeliCa Lite-S Key)*
Electrical characteristics Support ISO/IEC 7816 Class A(5V), Class B(3V)

* RC-S500/SO2 only

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