FeliCa Standard SD1
Contactless IC Chip


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  • AES supported
  • Multi-application

RC-SA01 contactless IC chip supports greatly-enhanced security with the adoption of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

* FeliCa Standard SD1:The 1st generation of the IC chips and their products of FeliCa Standard products which support AES encryption.


Highest level of security for contactless smart-card chip

RC-SA01 IC chip has enhanced security provided by AES encryption.
The product is the contactless IC card chip with embedded software which has acquired EAL6+ certification in accordance with Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408), the international standard for evaluation criteria in IT security (Certificate issue date:2013/3/19, Certificate expiry date:2023/3/19).

Multi-application platform with higher performance and reliability

Higher transaction speed is achieved for every type of card application, such as transportation ticket and e-payment. In addition, the IC chip achieves lower power consumption than the current FeliCa IC chips.
The new Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) functionality improves the reliability of non-volatile memory data.

Able to communicate with NFC Forum-compatible readers

The chip complies with Type 3 Tag functionality defined by the NFC Forum. Therefore, the card with the chip can communicate with NFC-compatible smartphones and readers.

Product Specifications

Communication method Conforms to ISO/IEC 18092
(212 kbps or 424 kbps Passive communication mode)
Operating frequency 13.56 MHz
Communication speed 212 kbps and 424 kbps automatically switchable
Supported encryption AES encryption
Supported commands AES-encrypted commands
Non-encrypted commands
Size (Type) 4 Kbyte EEPROM
User memory 160 blocks (1 block=16 bytes)
Data retention period 50 years (25 ℃), 10 years (85 ℃)
Write endurance 500,000 times (25 ℃), 100,000 times (85 ℃)
Operating temperature -25 ℃ to +100 ℃
(Quality and reliability are assured when the operating temperature is within the range of -25 ℃ to +85 ℃.)
Storage temperature -55 ℃ to +125 ℃

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