Reader and Tag Evaluation Kit for the MAX66300/MAX66240/MAX66242

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The MAX66300-24x evaluation system (EV system) comprises a MAX66300 evaluation kit (EV kit) and a MAX66242 tag. The MAX66300 EV kit combines a RFID reader for contactless communication at 13.56MHz and a SHA-256 secure authenticator coprocessor. The RFID reader covers the ISO 15693 standard and the authenticator coprocessor is based on the FIPS 180-4 standard. The MAX66242 tag operates as a solution covering the ISO 15693 standard. By pairing the MAX66300 EV kit with the MAX66242 EV kit into an EV system, EV kit software can operate to show a secure challenge and response authentication and other part specific functionality.

Key Features

  • A Secure, Contactless RFID Reader (MAX66300)
    • 3.3V or 5V AFE Operation
    • UART and SPI Interface Support Through the MAXQ610
    • Configuration for Lower Power Systems with Direct Antenna Connections
    • On-Board 13.56MHz and 24MHz Oscillators
    • Symmetric Key-Based Secure Authentication System
    • Pushbuttons for Board Reset and MAX66300 Reset
    • Port Select Switch Control
    • Jumpers for SPI, UART, and Control Signals
  • Protected Tag Solution with Peripheral Linking (MAX66242)
    • HF Interface at 13.56MHz
    • User EEPROM Authenticated Memory Page Read/ Write Transactions
    • User EEPROM Page or Block Read/Write Transactions
    • Secure Transactions to Write Secret Keys and Compute MACs
    • Energy Harvested VOUT Used to Power an LED On/Off
    • I2C communication with On-Board Temperature Sensor IC, DS75S
    • Also Supports MAX66240 without I2C Interface (Tag Not Included in EV Kit)
  • MAX66300-24x EV System Software Available


  • Asset-Tracking Readers
  • Authentication of Consumables
  • Blood Glucose Meters/Monitors
  • Handheld Reader Modules
  • Readers in Printers (Ink Cartridge)
  • Secure Access Control
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