So after I got my LibNFC compatible readers I have been playing around with both a DESFire EV1 card and my xDF2 implants and I got some sense out of them. Still need some time to fully grasp how the authentication and application structure works so I called it a day with them.
I then began to wonder if I could get a read of my xSLX implant, but if I understand it correctly LibNFC has no support for ISO 15693 / NFC Type 5?
So I began looking for alternatives and so far I have found 3-4 options.
My first thought was the Proxmark3, but after some research I’m not sure it has any support for ISO 15693 / NFC Type 5 either, is that really so?
I found the hydraNFC shield with are supposed to work with ISO 15693, is that a option?
I also found a github repo with support for a PN5180 board:
If I understand it correctly that boards chipset is one of the more powerful reader IC out there, or I’m I wrong?
I found some boards with the PN5180 which look like the board used in the repo, but they all seem to be from questionable sources.
Found a dev board from NXP too with use the PN5180, is that a option?
And finally I like to also consider making my own board, but unsure about the complexity of the PN5180 chip.
Since messing around with my DESFire’s I have also realized the problem with all the hush hush and NDA’s around NXP’s chips, so I’m unsure if its possible at all without insider knowledge to use the PN5180 chip.
I got my NTAG 5 interface chips and they are also ISO 15693 or Type 5 chips if I got it correctly, the plan was to prototype my own MCU + NFC combo boards/“things”, but then I need to be able to program and communicate with them with a reader and not just a phone, hmm.
Like I said, just got the LibNFC readers so I don’t have much experience yet with programming different NFC chips with different readers and software so please forgive me if I I’m missing stuff about how it works.