MIFARE Classic

The MIFARE Classic family is the pioneer and front runner in contactless smart ticket ICs operating in the 13,56 MHZ frequency range with read/write capability and ISO 14443 compliance. MIFARE Classic 1K was the first IC to be used in high volume public transport ticketing in a major transport project in Seoul, Korea. Continuing this success, cities such as São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Pusan and many more are adopting MIFARE as the contactless interface platform for the present and future.

MIFARE Classic 1K is primarily used in closed systems as fixed value tickets (e.g. weekly or monthly travel passes) or as tickets where value is extracted from the card by the service provider.

MIFARE Classic 4K opens up many new service opportunities by enabling public transport authorities to implement multi-modal systems. It might be used for a combination of contactless applications on one single MIFARE smart card.

From May 2010 onwards, a MIFARE Classic 1K variant is also available with a 7 Byte UID. For future outlook regarding the 4 Byte UIDs see 4-7Byte UID

Key applications

  • Public transportation
  • Access management
  • Event ticketing
  • Gaming
  • Identity

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For further information and product documentation please visit the MIFARE Classic product information page on the NXP Semiconductors homepage.

For MIFARE Classic old types and MIFARE Classic EV1 replacement type information please click here

Please also check our security information as well as our customer letter for end users about MIFARE Classic security.