MIFAREExperience the Smart City of Tomorrow MIFARE Solutions Transform the Way You Access Services in 750+ Cities

This year marks 25 years since MIFARE was introduced to the world. Join us in celebrating 25 Years of MIFARE.


The evolution of Smart Cities is, in many ways, directly tied to the evolution of MIFARE®, NXP‘s leading brand for contactless solutions. First deployed in 1994, MIFARE ICs were originally developed for automated fare collection in public transport, but that was just the beginning. Since then, MIFARE continues to pave the way how millions of people around the world access services, and enables contactless transit, payment, and access experiences for everyone, independent of location and time.


Learn how iOS 13 supports MIFARE products to enable innovative Smart City use cases for transport ticketing, access control, micropayment, loyalty programs, and more here.


Enhanced Guest Experiences with NXP's New MIFARE Hospitality IC

Designed for quick integration into Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) key cards, MIFARE Hospitality offers enhanced security with seamless guest interactions, so hotel owners and hotel brands can issue basic guest cards that support secure hotel room access while enabling high-demanded mobile features, such as Wi-Fi pairing, adding customized guest information, and easy sign-ups to the hotel’s brand loyalty program for discounts and additional offers.

MIFARE DESFire Light IC Simplifies Deployment of Trusted Contactless Services

Perfectly suited for single-application use cases, MIFARE DESFire Light is an easy-to-integrate, cost-effective, and secure way to deploy efficient and convenient contactless transactions in a range of services. With its up-scalability to MIFARE DESFire EV2 and availability on mobile devices, it opens the door to the Internet of Services.

MIFARE 2GO Cloud Service: Enabling Mobile Ticketing

Transforming public transport as we know it: NXP's MIFARE 2GO cloud service manages digitized MIFARE product-based credentials onto mobile and wearable devices. With MIFARE 2GO, traditional transit passes can be easily managed and used on NFC-enabled devices. NXP and Google have integrated NXP's MIFARE 2GO with Google Pay, for seamless mobile travel experiences.

Your Gateway to Smart Cities: MIFARE ICs

NXP's four MIFARE product families enable a wide range of contactless use cases and are fully NFC-compliant, while being equipped with multi-application, crypto, and security features. All MIFARE ICs have a typical read-write distance of 10 cm (4 inch) and comply with the international standard ISO/IEC 14443. Choose from a wide range of contactless IC products, catering to your needs – go contactless with MIFARE and you'll profit from a secure and future-proof solution.


Part of MIFARE’s appeal is that it offers something for everyone. Government agencies, businesses, and service operators use it to lower costs, add flexibility, increase control, and deliver better consumer interactions. At the same time, MIFARE products help citizens feel safe and secure, and contribute to sustainable prosperity.

By supporting true multi-application functionality, mobile formats, and offering certified Common Criteria security, MIFARE ICs combine convenience with efficiency. Choosing MIFARE products means choosing a solution that is already available in a widespread infrastructure, and that means reduced startup costs and greater scalability. MIFARE ICs can interact with Near Field Communication (NFC), and communicating through NFC means that MIFARE products can also be managed and implemented via NFC-enabled mobile devices, such as smartphones, watches, and more.

MIFARE at a Glance

  • Powering services in over 750 cities
  • 1.2 billion people have access to MIFARE
  • Over 12 billion ICs shipped up to date
  • More than 1,000 partners within the MIFARE community
  • Over 77% market share in transport ticketing

Designed to Work on Your Form Factor of Choice

Contactless MIFARE chips are so tiny, they can be housed just about anywhere, whether it’s mobile phones, wearables, smart cards, paper tickets, or more.

Smart Cards & Smart Paper Tickets
Wearables & Wristbands
Other Form Factors

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