Serial peripheral interface communication between MCU EM78P447A and RF reader IC MF RC530

  • You Zhi
  • Chen Shu-zhen
  • Huang Ji-wu


A significant method in the way the MCU EM78P447A manipulates the RF reader IC MF RC530's functions used in RF IC card application is presented. In this paper, RF reader IC MF RC530's SPI compatible interface is introduced. The kernel technologies including SPI connection, software design, register initiation, request-response between the reader IC and the MCU, authentication and the proper format of the key are explained. Adopting the serial peripheral interface is the innovation in the paper. The SPI communication mode proves feasible and precise. Furthermore, in the way we avoid the abuse of parallel interface.

Key words

RF card RF reader IC MF RC530 security key MCU EM78P447A SPI communication 

CLC number

TP 368. 1 TP 273.5 


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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • You Zhi
    • 1
  • Chen Shu-zhen
    • 1
  • Huang Ji-wu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronic InformationWuhan UniversityWuhan, HubeiChina

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