- Small & Thin
- Mutual authentication
- NFC Type 3 Tag
The "FeliCa™ Lite-S: RC-S966" product is a small-size contactless IC chip with streamlined security function and an optimized file system. "FeliCa Lite-S" can be used for any NFC Forum Type 3 Tag solution, such as handover connection and smart poster, in combination with any NFC device.
Mutual authentication utilizing MAC*1
"FeliCa Lite-S" has read-access control and write-access control functionality due to the use of MAC to prevent any unauthorized access. The function to generate a MAC on "FeliCa Lite-S" makes it possible to carry out streamlined mutual authentication between the product and the reader, supporting secure application development.
*1 MAC: Message Authentication Code
NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
"FeliCa Lite-S" supports Type 3 Tag operation, as defined by the NFC Forum. Therefore, the chip can communicate with standard NFC smartphones and readers. The user memory of 224 bytes is sufficient for most NFC-tag applications and usages.
Several access attributes on a simple file system
The chip uses a simple file structure that has no hierarchical structure. It supports the following access attributes for each user block separately.
- Read Only Access
- Read / Write Access
- Read After Authentication
- Write After Authentication
- Write With MAC
Fast transaction speed
The RC-S966 product supports simultaneous 64-byte data-read and simultaneous 16-byte data-write operations, together with a 212 / 424 kbps data-transfer rate.
Anti-tearing transaction function and data integrity-check function
"FeliCa Lite-S" has anti-tearing transaction functionality to prevent incomplete data update. Even if a data error occurs in the chip, there is CRC data check code for every data block (16 bytes), so the data error can be detected.
A software development kit, "SDK for NFC", is available
Software Development Kit “SDK for NFC” is available to develop applications for “FeliCa Lite-S” and Sony NFC readers. The technical documents of “FeliCa Lite-S” for application development are also downloadable from the website.
|NFC handover||ID||Loyalty program|
|Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc||Company ID, Student card, etc||Loyalty points, Gift card|
|Single-journey ticket||Event ticket, Game card|
|FeliCa Lite-S IC chip (RC-S966)|
|Communication method||Compliant with ISO/IEC 18092
(212 kbps / 424 kbps passive communication mode)
|Operating frequency / Modulation / Bit coding||13.56 MHz / ASK modulation / Manchester encoding system|
|Communication speed||Supports automatic 212 / 424 kbps switching|
|Memory size||14 blocks + 1 subtraction block (1 block = 16 byte)|
|Authentication method between card and reader / writer||Streamlined mutual authentication*1 with T-DES|
|Read access control||Yes|
|Write access control||Yes|
|Supported commands||Non encryption commands (Polling, Read Without Encryption, Write Without Encryption)|
|Operating temperature||-25°C to +100°C (Quality and reliability are assured when the operating temperature is within the range of -25°C to +85°C.)|
|Storage temperature||-55°C to +125°C|
*1 Different from mutual authentication used for FeliCa Standard IC chip