New Product

NXP PN7160/PN7161 NFC Plug & Play Controller | Featured Product Spotlight

March 22, 2022 by Mouser Electronics

This Featured Product Spotlight is part of a video series exploring the specifications, applications, and market context of new products.


NXP PN7160/PN7161 NFC Plug & Play Controller

NXP Semiconductors’ PN7160/PN7161 is an NFC controller designed for integration in mobile devices and devices compliant with NFC standards. 

The PN7160/PN7161 includes drivers for Android and Linux, and it supports RTOS and no OS applications. Embedded NFC firmware reduces the need for host interactions and minimizes code size, making design-in that much easier. Available with an I2C or SPI interface, the PN7160 is compatible with popular MCUs, including LPC, Kinetis and i.MX. The PN7161 version adds support for Apple ECP.

A highly efficient integrated power management unit allows direct supply with an extended battery supply range while an optimized architecture enables a low-power consumption in different modes. 

A low PCB footprint enables a reduced external bill of material and the support of an external DC-DC converter can provide more output power. 

PN7160 embeds a new generation RF contactless front-end, supporting various transmission modes according to NFCIP-1 and NFCIP-2, ISO/IEC14443, ISO/IEC 15693, MIFARE and FeliCa specifications.

This new contactless front-end design brings a major performance step-up with a higher sensitivity as well as the capability to work in active load modulation communication, thus enabling the support of a small antenna form factor.

With the support of a single-ended receiver, 1.3 W of transmit power, and a card mode receiver sensitivity of 20 millivolts peak-to-peak, the PN7160 can be readily integrated in mobile devices.

For more information, visit

New Industry Products are a form of content that allows industry partners to share useful news, messages, and technology with All About Circuits readers in a way editorial content is not well suited to. All New Industry Products are subject to strict editorial guidelines with the intention of offering readers useful news, technical expertise, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in New Industry Products are those of the partner and not necessarily those of All About Circuits or its writers.