How To Test Minimum Field Strength of ISO15693/ISO14443 without Test Suite

Updated Oct 23, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • Micropross Accessories

Other

Hardware

  • Micropross MP500TCL3 or PT1 / TEST-PCD Assembly ANT

Software

  • MPMANAGER 3

 

Issue Details

I would like to know Minimum Field Strength value where my Card(PICC) respond according ISO-14443 Type A&B.
How can I test this value without ISO10373-6 PICC RF Test Suite?

Solution

All the measurements that will be done must respect the ISO-14443 condition.
You should use the normative ANT(e.g. TEST-PCD Assembly 1 or 2)
 

  1. Hardware preparation ; Remove Bottom --> Replace L1 size Coil 1(9072475~)
  1. Hardware Connection;
  • Tx/Rx (TCL3) --> Input port (TEST PCD Assembly1, UTB2015)
  • ANALOG IN (TCL3) --> RX Ext (TEST PCD Assembly1, UTB2015)
  1. Run test script & Verify passed transaction
  1. Go To MPManager3 --> Test --> SHMOO
  1. EXECUTE ; User can get the Min Field level which allowed good transaction : e.g. we get 341‰
  1. Change Hardware Configuration
  • Tx/Rx (TCL3) --> Input port (TEST PCD Assembly1, UTB2015)
  • ANALOG IN (TCL3) --> Coil 1 (TEST PCD Assembly1, UTB2015)
  1. Run script for Generation
  • Put the Min Filed value (e.g. 341‰)
  • Fill out loop test number --> Run Loop
  1. Go To MPManager3 --> Test --> RF MEAUREMENT
  • You can get the Min Field Strength level as 1.251 A/m for example