Initialization of applications
based on credentials

The LEGIC SM-4500 is the component of the 4000 series security modules used for the management of identification media.
This security module supports you with management functions over the entire life cycle of your contactless cards.

The 4000 series supports all relevant RFID standards, such as ISO 14443 A + B, ISO 15693, LEGIC RF and Inside Secure. The compact size and simple design-in enable a use in many applications. The SM-4500 is fully compatible with the Master-Token System-Control solution and supports the initialization of LEGIC cards and the generation of Master-Tokens.


Case: ÖKK Insurances

The single module solution for

A wide range of RFID applications

  • Compatible with LEGIC advant and prime as well as third-party smartcards
  • Supports all relevant communication protocols
  • Suitable for line- and battery-powered readers
  • LEGIC card initialization and Master-Token generation
  • NFC communication to Apple Watch

NFC connection for secure Apple Watch identification

Technical data of


RFID ISO 14443 A + B
ISO 15693
LEGIC RF standard
Inside Secure *
Sony Felica **
ST SR series
RFID security elements Master-Token System-Control
Mutual authentication
NXP key diversification
AES 128/256 Bit, 3DES, DES, LEGIC encoding
Energy saving options Stop mode: typically 3 μA
Watch mode with RFID based wake-up: typically 20 μA
NFC Peer-to-peer ISO 18092 ***
Communication to Apple Watch ****
Host interface UART with 38,400 or 115,200 baud (RS232 timing)
SPI slave mode 1 or mode 3
Authentication and encryption (optional)
Firmware download Yes
LEGIC card initialization Yes
Master-Token generation Yes
LEGIC cash Yes

* Read / write access to smartcards based on cyphered Inside Secure technology, such as HID iCLASS®
** Encoding is not integrated
*** ISO 18092 Passive Peer-to-Peer Mode - Initiator, NFC Tags 2, 3, 4
**** Only for participants of Apple’s MFi program with GymKit license
        (Apple, MFi, GymKit and Apple Watch are trademarks of Apple, Inc.)

Evaluation Kit

Turn your ideas into reality

LEGIC security modules provide a high degree of flexibility and a unique range of functions:

They can be integrated into versatile of applications and offer easy access to various identification media.
The security modules are designed for use with LEGIC advant and prime and support third-party transponders, such as MIFARE or HID iCLASS®.


Get your EK-4000

  • Evaluation of the performance of the SM-4200 and SM-4500, as well as introduction to their command set
  • Design examples of battery-operated and line-powered readers
  • Entry into the use of the unique LEGIC Master-Token System-Control
  • Use of LEGIC prime and advant smartcards, as well as MIFARE Classic and DESFire
  • Access to HID iCLASS® smartcards