USB NFC Reader RC-S380

The RC-S380 product is the world's first reader certified by the NFC Forum Certification Program*. It is capable of communicating both with devices that conform to the NFC Forum specifications and with various contactless IC cards, including FeliCa™ and ISO/IEC 14443 Type A/Type B.

* NFC Forum Certification Program: A program for the purpose of checking products' conformity to the NFC Forum specifications and ensuring compatibility among products. Conformance testing is performed on products submitted to authorized test laboratories with the validated test tools.

Besides RC-S380, this package includes a card holder, a stand, a USB cable. And this product does not include a user's manual. Please find the web document here.

This product is able to be shipped to USA, Canada, EU, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia and Brazil only.


NFC Forum-certified products

Available for communication with various devices conforming to the NFC Forum specifications.

Compatible with Windows® 8

By connecting RC-S380 with Windows® 8 PC, users can pair up and exchange data easily with NFC-enabled smartphones.

Available for various contactless IC cards

Read/Write capability with FeliCa card/FeliCa-compatible devices and ISO/IEC14443 Type A / Type B cards.

Compliant with various countries' / areas' radio law

RC-S380 is compliant with radio law in the following countries / areas. USA / Canada / EU / Korea / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Thailand / Malaysia / Singapore / Philippines / Indonesia / India / Saudi Arabia / Brazil / China(China model only)

Supports P2P communication with other devices

RC-S380 supports NFC-Data Exchange Protocol (DEP) / NFC Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol (SNEP) / NFC Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) communication on both Windows® 7 and 8, which makes it possible to communicate with other P2P devices such as Android products.

Conforms to PC/SC 2.0 specification

PC/SC interface for applications is provided to access FeliCa cards and ISO/IEC14443 Type A / Type B cards.

Complies with ISO/IEEE 11073

Supports converting the vital data from healthcare products embedded with the NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) into ISO/IEEE 11073- Continua format data.


Regulation requirements Japan : No.: AC-12005
Canada : IC Certification No.: 409B-RCS380
Europe : CE R&TTE(1999/5/EC)
As for the other regulation requirements, please contact us.
Communication distance (per card and device)*1 Approx. 5mm (distance from the external surface of the device)*2
Communication speed (per card and device) 106kbps, 212kbps, 424kbps
Communication method Compliant with ISO/IEC 18092 (212kbps / 424kbps Passive communication mode)
Compliant with ISO/IEC 14443 (Type A / Type B)
API PC/SC Ver. 2.0, Near Field Proximity API, FeliCa library
Compatible cards / devices FeliCa Standard
FeliCa Lite
NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug)
Mobile FeliCa IC mobile phone
Pico Pass
MIFARE Classic
MIFARE Ultralight / Ultralight C
ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B
ISO/IEC 14443-4 Type A / Type B (T=CL)
NFC Forum Tag 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B
Carrier frequency (per card/device) 13.56MHz (±50ppm)
Operating temperature /humidity (no condensation) 5ºC to 35ºC / 10% to 90%
Storage temperature /humidity (no condensation) -20ºC to +60ºC / 10% to 80%
Mass Approx. 36g (excluding USB cable)
External dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 60mm x 110mm x 11mm
External interface USB (full-speed)
USB cable length Approx. 1m
Operating voltage DC 5V (supplied via USB)
Consumption current Max. 200mA during operation
Supplied accessories Instruction manual, Cardholder, dedicated stand, USB cable
*1 Communications distance depends on the peripheral environment. Under ideal conditions, this value is unaffected by electromagnetic waves or metallic substances.
*2 Value when placing the card and device with the respective midpoints coinciding to remain on the reader. Note: Conforming to the RoHS Directive (a European environmental regulation), a halogen-type flame retardant is not used for the printed circuit board. Also, lead-free solder is used and the design is environmentally-friendly.



USB NFC Reader RC-S380
Name USB NFC Reader RC-S380
Code SONY-RC-S380S
SKU# 1060
Shipping EMS
Price: 33.00 USD
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