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NXP Semiconductors NTAG® 5 switch NFC bridge

NXP's NTAG 5 Switch lets designers eliminate the need for an MCU in various cost-sensitive applications

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NXP's NTAG 5 Switch lets designers eliminate the need for an MCU in various cost-sensitive applications, adding functionality, connectivity, and efficiency at a lower cost. Operating at 13.56 MHz, it is an NFC Forum-compliant contactless tag. It offers Read Range Duality with two-way communication links with NFC-enabled device at close range, and by a powerful industrial reader over a longer range, which makes it possible to be calibrated and parameterized automatically while in the factory. 


Key features

  • NFC Forum-Compliant Type 5 Tag
  • ISO/IEC 15693 Compliant
  • Configurable Wired Interfaces: PWM, GPIO, Event Detection Pin
  • Energy Harvesting with Configurable Output Voltage and Power up to 30 mW


Additional features

  • GPIO and PWM
  • Energy harvesting with configurable output up to 30 mW
  • NFC Interface
    • Fully NFC Forum Type 5 Tag compliant
    • 8-byte Unique Identifier
    • 32-byte reprogrammable originality signature
  • Host Interface
    • 2 GPIOs
    • 2 Pulse Width Modulation output channels
    • Event Detection pin
  • Scalable Security
    • 32/64-bit password protection
    • Read-only locking
    • 3 configurable user memory areas
    • ECC-based reprogrammable originality signature
  • Memory
    • 512 bytes user memory



  • Pairing and Configuration in Consumer Applications
  • Lighting
  • Gaming
  • Industrial
  • Parameterization & Diagnosis


Additional Resources

More information about the entire NTAG 5 family of products can be found in a related article in the EBV Articles section:


A brief introduction to the NTAG 5 family is also available in the EBV Blog section:

NXP Semiconductors NTAG® 5 Switch | EBV Elektronik

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