LEGIC SM-6300 Reader IC

RFID, Bluetooth and Secure
Element in one IC

More security for your IoT communication and your reader interactions

Thanks to the embedded certified secure element (SE), the SM-6300 is ideal for applications requiring the highest levels of security. The reader IC not only supports all globally relevant smartcard technologies such as LEGIC prime and advant, MIFARE  and HID iCLASS®, but also applications implementing LEGIC neon files.


  • Reads all globally relevant RFID standards
  • Compatible with LEGIC prime, advant and neon as well as MTSC and LEGIC Orbit
  • Fulfills the highest security requirements based on an integrated secure element

Technical data of

SM-6300 or SM-6300init
with firmware OS50

Variants - SM-6300 with standard functionality
- SM-6300init with extended functionality:
Creation of MTSC authorization media and initialization of LEGIC advant and prime segments
Wired interfaces  
Host interface - UART with 38,400 or 115,200 baud or 1 Mbaud
- SPI slave mode 1 or mode 3
8 GPIOs - User-definable for inputs, outputs, I2C and SPI
Wireless interfaces  
Bluetooth - V5.0 Bluetooth Low Energy
- Communication to apps with LEGIC Mobile SDK
- Communication to third-party Bluetooth devices
- Central or peripheral role
- Client or server role
- Long Term Key (LTK)
- Filter for device selection
RFID / NFC - ISO 14443 A + B
- ISO 15693
- LEGIC RF standard
- Inside Secure *
- Sony Felica **
- ST SR series
Security features  
Host interface - Authentication and encryption (optional)
Secure element - Common Criteria EAL5+ certified
- Secure transport key for LEGIC Orbit
RFID - Master-Token System-Control
- Mutual authentication
- NXP key diversification
- AES-128 / 256 Bit, 3DES
Mobile ID - Mutual authentication
- Key diversification
- Data encryption with end-to-end security from LEGIC Trusted Services to SM-6300
- Application-specific AES-128 Bit keys
Messaging to customer's management system - Data encryption
- Project-specific AES-256 key
Operating conditions  
Operating voltage (single / double supply) - RF part: Min 2.4 V; Typ 3.3 / 5.0 V; Max 3.6 / 5.5 V
- Digital part: Min 1.8 V; Typ 3.3 V; Max 3.6 V
Sleep mode current consumption depending on wake-up function *** - 0.8 µA if wake-up by change on input port
- 21.0 µA by inductive sensing (OIF), e.g. RFID card
- 4.5 µA by capacitive sensing
- 18.0 µA by inductive and capacitive sensing
- 3.7 µA by internal timer
Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C

*    Read / write access to smartcards based on cyphered Inside Secure technology, such as HID iCLASS
**  Encoding is not integrated
*** Typical current consumption in “single supply” configuration

Evaluation Kit

Turn ideas into reality

The EK-6300 Evaluation Kit supports you in the efficient evaluation and design of Bluetooth Low Energy and contactless smartcard and mobile ID applications.


Get your EK-6300

  • Evaluation of the SM-6300 performance as well as introduction to the OS50 command set
  • Includes evaluation board EK-6300 to support you in the efficient design of Bluetooth Low Energy, contactless smartcard and IoT applications.
  • Software Development Kit DKS-6000 with application examples clarifying the OS50 command set
  • Entry into the use of the unique LEGIC Master-Token System-Control solution
  • Entry into the use of the LEGIC Orbit solution
  • Use of LEGIC prime and advant smartcards, as well as MIFARE Classic and DESFire
  • Access to HID iCLASS® smartcards