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RFID controller breakout board + Raspberry PI
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RFID controller breakout board + Raspberry PI

by JefKeijers on Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:18 am

Hi,

I'm working on a little RFID project but I've a question about it.
How can I connect the raspberry PI with the (PN532 NFC/RFID controller breakout board)?
Is this possible via the (USB FTDI TTL-232 cable - TTL-232R 3.3V) or do I need the PI cobbler with a breadboard?

(I'm totally not good in soldering things up so the USB cable would be very pleasant :lol: )

Thanks

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Re: RFID controller breakout board + Raspberry PI

by adafruit_support_rick on Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:09 pm

The cobbler is convenient, but not absolutely necessary. You can insert the jumper wires directly into the GPIO socket on the Pi. The Cobbler really is nothing more than a 40-pin jumper cable. The pin mapping on the Cobbler is identical to the pin mapping in the GPIO socket.

I assume you've been looking at our tutorial?

I suppose it's possible to use an FTDI USB serial cable. You would need to install the appropriate FTDI driver. Otherwise, I have no experience with connecting to the RFID breakout this way.

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Re: RFID controller breakout board + Raspberry PI

by JefKeijers on Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:23 am

Oké, I'll try it with the FTDI cable and let you guys know if it worked out well ;)

But one more question:
If I use the FTDI cable which protocol I have to use? i2c,SPI or UART?
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Re: RFID controller breakout board + Raspberry PI

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:57 am

You would use UART, and you would communicate through libnfc

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