I am a Senior Software Engineer and a systems programmer, but don't have a ton of experience in hardware design. Please consider me inexperienced for the following question.
I am wanting to evaluate NXP's MFRC630 (product) and MFRC630 plus (product) for use in a board game consumer product (similar to the published use case). This product will include 8-12 readers all connected to a single micro, single board computer (The Raspberry Pi Zero W for prototyping, at least). I need to design antennas for the MFRC* chip and an interface wire it up to the Raspberry PI. Ideally, all of the antenna interfaces and controller interfaces would be on a single PCB, which then has the various antennas and raspberry pi connected to it.
After much research, I am excited to get started building a prototype, but wanted to make sure I was purchasing and using the correct tools and resources.
For development, I was intending on getting samples for
- MFRC 630
And purchasing the
- OM29263ADK: NFC Antenna Development Kit
- CLEV6630A: MFRC630 and SLRC610 NFC Frontend Development Board
Though I wasn't sure if I wanted the CLEV6630A or the OM26630FDK as the development board.
I was then going to begin with the resources:
And figure out where to go from there. Am I on the right track? Is there a different development board I should purchase?
Thank you for your help.