DL533R CS - PC/SC Reader

Card-size PC/SC RFID NFC Smart Card Reader


DL533R is an RFID smart card PC/SC Reader Writer, based on the NXP’s PR533 highly integrated NFC solution chip – transceiver module for contactless reader/writer communication at 13.56 MHz.

Its dedicated ROM firmware handles various RF protocols by an integrated microcontroller, with the USB 2.0 full speed host interface and CCID protocol support.

It fins its purpose as a part of PC integration & peripherals, Electronic identity (eID) applications, Online payment/Internet security, identity validations, vending machines, e-kiosk, etc.

DL533R CS PC/SC Reader is a CE and RoHS certified device (CE declaration of conformity).

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RF protocols

cb 4DL533R support the following RF modes:

  • PCD mode for FeliCa (212 kbps and 424 kbps)
  • ISO/IEC14443 Type A and B (from 106 kbps to 848 kbps)
  • MIFARE® (106 kbps), ISO14443-B type cards (106 kbps)
  • picoPass tag (106 kbps)
  • Innovision Jewel cards (106 kbps)

The Initiator passive mode (from 106 kbps to 424 kbps) can be supported through the PC/SC transparent mode.

  • MIFARE Classic® family
  • MIFARE Ultralight® an Ultralight® C
  • NTAG family
  • MIFARE DESFire® cards
  • MIFARE Plus®
  • PicoPass
  • Jewel/Topaz
  • FeliCa
  • Other contactless cards which comply to ISO14443-4 standard

Standards compliance

According to the manufacturer’s specification, PR533 offers commands for applications to be compliant with “EMV Contactless Communication Protocol Specification V2.0.1”.

It also supports RF protocols ISO/IEC 14443A and B such as compliancy with Smart eID standard can be achieved at the application level.

Support of USB 2.0 full speed, interoperable with USB 3.0 hubs.

When used in PCD mode, it is compliant with EMV contactless specification V2.0.1.

ps csSupported operating systems

Supported operating systems

RFID smart card PC / SC Reader is compliant with many operating systems.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher, including Windows 10, both 32 and 64-bit versions.

On newer Windows systems, the device is detected as a PC/SC reader by the WUDF driver. No additional driver installation is required.

The device connects the PCSC-Lite driver on the following OSes:

  • GNU / Linux ( libusb 1.0.x and later)
  • macOS X
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD

RFID smart card PC/SC reader features and benefits

  • RFID smart card PC/SC reader features and benefits
  • USB 2.0 full speed host interface and CCID protocol support
  • PC/SC (Personal Computer/Smart Card) compliant
  • Integrated microcontroller implements high-level RF protocols
  • Supports ISO/IEC 14443A Reader/Writer mode up to 848 kbit/s
  • Supports ISO/IEC 14443B Reader/Writer mode up to 848 kbit/s
  • Supports contactless communication according to the FeliCa protocol at 212 kbit/s and 424 kbit/s
  • Integrated support for MIFARE® reader
  • Supports MIFARE® encryption CRYPTO1®
  • Complies with German eID, ICAO, and EMVCo 2.1
  • Supports PCSC part 3 release 2.01.07
  • The read-range in the Read/Write communication mode is up to 180 mm (depending on antenna size and tuning) for ISO/IEC 14443A/MIFARE®, ISO/IEC 14443B, or FeliCa cards
  • Automatic LED management with two LEDs (green and red)
  • Comes as a USB stick (DL533R) or as ISO ID-1 card-sized reader (DL533R CS)
  • Also available as OEM product
  • The SDK includes a C source code demo of basic features and device FW commands for implementation with the Windows Smart Card library (“Winscards”).

DL533R PC/SC RFID smart card reader is available at Digital Logic Webshop.

DL533R 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
Software 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, Solaris, FreeBSD
Supported platforms Windows x86/x64, Windows ARM/UWP, Linux x86/x64, Linux ARM/ARM64/ARMHF, macOS x64
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
DL533R CS 86 x 54 x 9 41 g 126 g
DL533R CS OEM 84 x 50 x 5 17 g 103 g
DL533R CS IP4 96 x 64 x 11 70 g 140 g