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Original price €110.00 - Original price €185.00
Original price €185.00
€110.00 - €175.00
Current price €110.00
With HydraBus: Without HydraBus


The HydraNFC is an incredibly powerful and flexible 13.56MHz NFC sniffing/reading/writing/emulating platform for 13.56MHz tags.

The Hydra NFC is less expensive, more powerful/extensible than Proxmark3 Hardware and does not require an FPGA (all is done by the MCU Cortex M4F@168MHz with the help of HydraBus with an ultra-fast unique algorithm to sniff & decode in real-time PICC/PCD NFC cards).

Functionality in a glance

Below is a non-exhaustive list of what the HydraNFC brings to the table.


Only 33 grams and 54x35x13 mm

Full Throttle NFC interaction

Direct Mode 0 access for unrestricted development

Ultra-Capable Out of the Box

Full support for all common NFC cards, real-time sniffing

Technical Specs

In addition to all HydraNFC specifications:
  • Supports Near Field Communication (NFC) Standards NFCIP-1 (ISO/IEC 18092) and NFCIP-2 (ISO/IEC 21481)
  • Completely Integrated Protocol Handling for ISO15693, ISO18000-3, ISO14443A/B, and FeliCa
  • Integrated Encoders, Decoders, and Data Framing for NFC Initiator, Active and Passive Target Operation for All Three-Bit Rates (106 kbps, 212 kbps, 424 kbps) and Card Emulation
  • RF Field Detector With Programmable Wake-Up Levels for NFC Passive Transponder Emulation Operation
  • Programmable System Clock Frequency Output (RF, RF/2, RF/4) from 13.56-MHz Crystal
  • Programmable Modulation Depth
  • Dual Receiver Architecture With RSSI for Elimination of “Read Holes” and Adjacent Reader System or Ambient In-Band Noise Detection
  • Programmable Output Power: +20 dBm (100 mW), +23 dBm (200 mW)
  • Support any protocols under 13.56 MHz with modulation depth OOK (100%) or ASK (from 7% to 30%)
  • Support low-level Direct Mode 0 (Raw RF Sub-Carrier Data Stream) or intermediate level (for special tags, not ISO compliant like MIFARE Classic® …) Special Direct Mode for TX and Direct Mode 1 for RX using ISO encoders/decoders without protocol framing

Detailed functionality

  • Support of microSD (FAT16/FAT32) card up to 32GB
  • Virtual Serial Port access through micro USB with VT100 terminal/shell
  • Basic UID read for Vicinity/ISO15693
  • Basic UID read for ISO14443-A/MIFARE ® card 4 or 7bytes UID
  • Read MIFARE Ultralight® tag content (full dump)
  • Tag Emulation UID ISO14443A & MIFARE Classic® 1K
  • Sniffer mode in an autonomous/stand-alone mode
  • Real-time ISO14443A sniffer mode

What's included

  • 1x HydraBus (60mm x 37mm)
  • 1x HydraNFC Shield
  • 1x Case
  • 1x Pre-tuned Antenna

Shipping & Packaging

  • Each HydraNFC is dispatched from Europe - no need to worry about slow shipping times, import duties or damaged goods.
  • Packed in a sturdy compact box.
  • We provide worldwide shipping with express options.

If you are an educational facility, reseller or need several units, please contact us.

HydraNFC Resources

Technical Documents HydraNFC Tutorials

Product Presentation: HydraNFC

HydraNFC: Unboxing and Assembly

HydraNFC: Getting Started