PN532 NFC module discussion notes

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I have a pi zero v1.3:

PI – pn532

5v to 5v
gnd to gnd
BCM11 to SCK
BCM5 to SS

I think the issue is BCM5 to SS? I believe this should be CE0 or CE1?

I have closed both SEL0 and SEL1. The only other thing is instead of using the DI/O 1-6 corresponding to the “MISO/MOSI/ETC”, I plugged the wire directly into the hole for MISO/MOSI/ETC.

Any help would be awesome!!

Link to the product: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pn532-rfid-nfc/shield-wiring

Thank You,



Part A – PN532 NFC testing setup

pn532 test

Part B – libnfc 1.1.7 SPI Mode tested OK

libnfc 1.1.7 test ok

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(10) PN532 UM0701-02 User Manual – NXP

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(13) PN532 Demo Code – WaveShare

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Appendix A – Suggestion to wire AdaFruit’s Arduino compatible PN532 NFC shield to Rpi.

PN532 NFC HAT for Rpi Datasheet – WaveShare

PN532 NFC HAT for Rpi Wiki – WaveShare

pn532 wiring

Appendix B – PN532 NFC Module I2C/SPI/UART Jumper Setting

i2c/spi/uart jumper setting

Appendix C – PN532 Register Map

pn532 reg map

Appendix D – PN532 Schematic

PN532 NFC RFID module for Raspberry Pi

pn532 schematic

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