Special chip card
Sony® FeliCa RC-S966 card
RC-S966 Series products
RC-S966 is a contactless IC card chip, based on Sony’s FeliCa technology.
|1. Model name||RC-S966|
|2. Frequency||13.56 Mhz|
|3. Protocol||ISO/IEC 18092|
|4. User memory||14 Blocks (1 Block = 16 Bytes)|
|5. Data transfer rate||212 kbps / 424 kbps|
|6. Rewriting durability||50,000 times|
|7. Operating temperature||-25 °C to +100 °C|
|8. Storage temperature||-55 °C to +125 °C|
Use of existing FeliCa infrastructure
RC-S966 is based on the same wireless communication method as used by conventional FeliCa
Standard-compatible products. The RC-S966 command system is compatible with that of conventional
FeliCa Standard chips. Therefore, you can use your existing infrastructure, including FeliCa ports and
development environment, without making any changes.
You can issue and operate RC-S966 with only three commands: Polling, Read Without Encryption, and
Write Without Encryption.
Mutual authentication function
RC-S966 has a mutual authentication function, which differs from that in conventional FeliCa Standard
chips, for authentication with the Reader/Writer.
This function is suited to applications such as ID cards and points cards.
Detection of falsification
RC-S966 can detect falsification by adding MAC (Message Authentication Code) to the data that is read
out and written in.
Compliance with NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
RC-S966 is compliant with the Type 3 Tag defined by the NFC Forum. Therefore, RC-S966 can
communicate with any Reader/Writer that is compliant with the NFC Forum standard.
RC-S966 can be used for handover and smart poster applications.
Reduced chip size
RC-S966 achieves a smaller chip size (0.99 mm x 0.99 mm (Typ.), after dicing) by adopting a fine process
technology and a minimized command set, with suppressed memory capacity.
The communication system of RC-S966 is based on inductive coupling.