- Python 2.6 or newer but not Python 3.x
- pyUSB and libusb (for native USB readers)
- pySerial (for serial readers on COM or USB)
- Sony RC-S330/360/370/380
- SCM SCL-3710/11/12
- ACS ACR122U (version 2.xx)
- Arygon APPBUS
- Stollmann NFC Reader
- All readers are tested to work with Ubuntu Linux. Less frequently some are tested to work on Windows (usually the SCL3711 and RC-S3xx). User feedback indicates that the readers seem to work on Mac. Readers with serial communication protocol have not yet been tested on Windows.
- The Sony RC-S380 is the only reader for which nfcpy currently supports tag emulation, more specifically Type 3 Tag emulation.
- The NXP PN53x can not properly handle Type 1 Tags with dynamic memory layout (Topaz 512) due to a firmware bug that does not allow READ-8 and WRITE-8 commands to be executed.
- The NXP PN531 chip does not support any Type 1 Tag command and is also not able to exchange Type 4 Tag commands if the ReadBinary and UpdateBinary commands exceed the length of a standard host controller frame (which may happen if the card sets ISO-DEP MIU as 256).
- The ACR122U is disabled as P2P Listener because the listen time can not be set less than 5 seconds. Also, because the reader has an MCU that controls a PN532 to implement the USB CCID protocol, it is generally less usable for NFC P2P communication due to the MCU interfering with settings made directly to the PN532.
|TS NFC Digital Protocol 1.0||except Type B|
|TS NFC Activity 1.0||except Type B|
|TS Type 1 Tag Operation 1.1||implemented|
|TS Type 2 Tag Operation 1.1||implemented|
|TS Type 3 Tag Operation 1.1||implemented|
|TS Type 4 Tag Operation 1.0||implemented|
|TS Type 4 Tag Operation 2.0||implemented|
|TS NFC Data Exchange Format 1.0||except chunking|
|TS NFC Record Type Definition 1.0||implemented|
|TS Text Record Type 1.0||implemented|
|TS URI Record Type 1.0||implemented|
|TS Smart Poster Record Type 1.0||implemented|
|TS Signature Record Type 1.0||not implemented|
|TS Logical Link Control Protocol 1.1||implemented|
|TS Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol 1.0||implemented|
|TS Connection Handover 1.2||implemented|
|TS Personal Health Communication 1.0||implemented|
|AD Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing||implemented|