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DL533N CS - LibNFC NFC Reader

LibNFC Smart Card NFC Reader

DL533N CS is a Card Size USB NFC RFID reader writer for NFC RFID cards and tags reading and writing as well as NFC P2P communication.

It’s been developed on the basis of the NXP PN533 chip, following the manufacturers’ recommendations and guidelines. NXP PN533 supports the full range of the NFC Forum specifications and standards.

This RFID product is fully supported by the open-source library LibNFC. Therefore, it is a good starting point for NFC application development projects on various platforms.

Using LibNFC libraries and examples are well explained at the LibNFC community and forums.

LibNFC is an open-source project with a large community that is in constant development. OEM card size reader corresponds to the IP54 standard and it is dust and water splash resistant.

DL 533N CS reader is a CE and RoHS certified device (CE declaration of conformity).

Docs & Software Download


  • Read NFC RFID -Tags: Reads the content of the NFC RFID tags (most of MIFARE® cards, FeliCa, Topaz, etc)
  • Write NFC RFID -Tags: Writes various data content onto the NFC RFID tags (URLs, SMS, Phone No, vCards, MIME types, etc).
  • Card emulation: Emulates NFC tags Type 2 and Type 4, readable by other NFC-devices.
  • P2P communication: Active NFC-based P2P communication for data transfer between NFC supported devices.


This RFID device is delivered without any binary driver.

With LibUSB and LibNFC, you can compile the drivers for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. The compiled driver allows the developer to explore the LibNFC C API and project the custom software development.
Windows system supports the implementation with an official NXP Drivers for the PN533 based products.

NOTICE: The device does not support the µFR Series Software SDK.



  • ISO/IEC 14443A/MIFARE®
  • ISO/IEC 14443B.
  • MIFARE Classic® 1 KB or MIFARE Classic® 4 KB emulation encryption in RFID Reader Writer mode, and MIFARE® higher transfer speed communication at 212 kbit/s and 424 kbit/s
  • FeliCa protocol contactless communication at 212 kbit/s and 424 kbit/s
  • NFC P2P communication

Other features:

  • Large community (LibNFC) support
  • Reader dimensions (95 x 63 x 11 mm), convenient for everyday use
  • Available without the IP54 enclosure (OEM)
  • Beeper and LEDs are available on request.

DL533N CS hardware features
Feature Description
Operating frequency  13.56 MHz
Read range  Operating distance is 0-60mm (0”-2.36”), depending on the antenna geometry and reader configuration
Read/Write speed  212 kbit/s, 424 kbit/s
Supply current  150mA (operating)
Supply voltage  5V
Supported cards and tags MIFARE® family: MIFARE Mini®, MIFARE Classic® (1K, 4K, EV1), MIFARE Ultralight®, MIFARE Ultralight C®, MIFARE PLUS® (2K, 4K), MIFARE DESFire® (Light, 2K, 4K, 8K, EV1, EV2)

NTAG® family: NXP NTAG® 2xx Type 2 (210, 213, 215, 216 Tag Tamper), NXP NTAG® 4xx DNA Type 4 (413, 424)

FeliCa, Smart eID, ICAO, EMVCo 2.1, picoPass, Jewel/Topaz, etc.

Connection and power supply  USB port, RS232, UART (TTL)
Communication NFC P2P communication

Example source code script for DL533N NFC Reader basic testing with implemented GPIO pins for LEDs control and buzzer specific

Supported Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows™, Linux®, macOS, Android
Smart Card Interface  ISO14443 Type A & B
Related equipment  USB cable, Free software download
Certification  CE, RoHS
Accessories Cards, key-fobs, labels, wristbands, tags
Size & Weight 
Model Dimensions (mm) Device Commercial Set
DL533N CS 86 x 54 x 9 41 g 126 g
DL533N CS OEM 84 x 50 x 5 17 g 103 g
DL533N CS IP4 96 x 64 x 11 70 g 140 g