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    • Evaluation Module for RF430FRL152H - NFC ISO 15693 Sensor Transponder

    Overview

    The RF430FRL152HEVM evaluation module is a self-contained development platform which can be used to evaluate the features and performance of the ISO 15693 compatible RF430FRL15xH NFC Sensor Transponder. The evaluation board can be powered with a battery, over USB or by harvesting RF energy from a nearby NFC-enabled reader or smartphone.

    The embedded application code in ROM manages RF communication and sensor readings to provide the ultimate flexibility in configuring the device. Developers can configure sampling rates, measurement thresholds and alarms. The 2kByte universal non-volatile memory (FRAM) allows data storage as well as extension and adjustment of application code. For further expansion, the evaluation board is compatible with a number of BoosterPacks from TI’s low-cost LaunchPad rapid prototyping ecosystem, such as the Sensor Hub BoosterPack offering connectivity for additional sensors.

    The evaluation module can be used to evaluate the NFC Sensor Transponder for a variety of applications such wearables and health and fitness patches.

    Applications: Battery-less sensors, Data logging, Remote sensing, Connectivity to IoE, Monitor and analyze processes and environments, Health reading with smartphones, Health status monitoring

    Features

    • Wireless communication via the ISO/IEC 15693, ISO/IEC 18000-3 compliant NFC / RFID interface
    • Powering from RF field, USB or 1.5V Battery
    • Integrated 16-bit ultra-low-power programmable MSP430™ CPU
    • Application code embedded in ROM manages RF communication and sensor readings
    • 2 kByte universal non-volatile memory (FRAM) allows data storage as well as extension and adjustment of application code
    • On board thermistor and light sensor connected to the 14bit Sigma-Delta ADC and possibility to connect additional analog sensor
    • I2C/SPI Interface configurable as Master or Slave to support digital sensors or connect the board to a host system
    • Two 10-pin headers provide standard interface to BoosterPacks and Launchpads
    • On board antenna or optional external antenna connection

    Ships With

    • Evaluation Module
    • USB cable
    • Quick start guide

    FAQs

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    How can I program user code to FRAM memory?
    The FRAM can be programmed through the JTAG port or in-system by the CPU, data are received through RF, SPI or I2C Sensor Interface.
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    How can we Interface RF430FRL152HEVM to Booster Pack and Launchpad?
    Two 10-pin headers provide standard interface to Booster Pack and Launchpad.
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    How can the NFC bridge be enabled?
    NFC Bridge mode is enabled by writing to the Firmware General Control register to enable the NFC Bridge functionality. This can be enabled through the RF or a host controller.
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    How can the RF430FRL152HEVM Evaluation Module can be powered?
    It can be powered with a 1.5V battery, USB or by harvesting RF energy from a nearby NFC-enabled reader or smartphone.
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    Which microcontroller is included in RF430FRL152HEVM?
    An RF430FRL152H device included in the board which is a 13.56-MHz transponder chip with a programmable 16-bit MSP430 low-power microcontroller.

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