LEGIC SM-6300 Reader IC

RFID, BLE and Secure
Element in one chip

The SM-6300 is the first reader chip with a secure element.

The 6000 series reader ICs are LEGIC’s highlight to secure the world of high-end devices. Thanks to the embedded certified secure element (SE), the SM-6300 is ideal for ID and IoT applications with the highest security requirements. And for LEGIC Orbit, there is already a secure transport key programmed. The reader IC supports all globally relevant RFID standards and combines seamlessly different technologies, such as LEGIC prime, advant and neon, NXP MIFARE and
HID iCLASS®. Another advantage of the 6000 series is the very compact “System-in-Package” design.

  • 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 due to the secure element
  • Compact 8 x 8 mm housing thanks to „System-in-Package“ design

Technical data of

with firmware OS50

Bluetooth Smart V5.0 BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Communication to apps with LEGIC Mobile SDK
Communication to third-party BLE devices:
-BLE central or peripheral role
-BLE client or server role
-BLE Long Term Key (LTK)
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
Sleep mode current consumption *** depending on wake-up option 0.7 μA if wake-up by change on I/O port
21.0 μA if wake-up by OIF, e.g. RFID smartcard
4.6 μA if wake-up by capacitive sensing
21.5 μA if wake-up by OIF or capacitive sensing
4.0 μA if wake-up by internal timer
Access to LEGIC neon files via BLE or NFC-HCE Mutual authentication
Key diversification
Data encryption with end-to-end security from LEGIC Trusted Service to SM-6300
Application-specific AES 128 Bit keys
Host interface UART with 38,400 or 115,200 baud or 1 Mbaud
SPI slave mode 1 or mode 3
Authentication and encryption (optional)
Certified secure element Common Criteria EAL5+
Secure transport key for LEGIC Orbit
Temperature range -40°C to +85°C
Package PQFN56 8 x 8 x 1.1 mm, 0.50P

* 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

LEGIC reader ICs 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 reader ICs are designed for use with LEGIC advant and prime and support third-party transponders, such as NXP MIFARE or HID iCLASS®.


Get your EK-6300

  • Evaluation of the SM-6300 performance as well as introduction to the OS50 command set
  • Development Kit Software DKS-6000 including application examples
  • Design example of a reader with schematic, bill of materials and layout
  • Entry into the use of the unique LEGIC Master-Token System-Control solution (SAM+ Zone C Demo)
  • 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