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

The evolution of Smart Cities is, in many ways, directly tied to the evolution of MIFARE®, NXP‘s 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 enables contactless transit, payment, and access experiences for citizens, independent of location and time.

Go Mobile with MIFARE 2GO

Smart City services can be deployed to NFC-enabled smartphones and wearables using NXP’s MIFARE 2GO cloud service. MIFARE 2GO manages digitized MIFARE product-based credentials and can enable contactless access and micropayments using NFC-enabled smartphones and wearables.

Discover the New MIFARE Ultralight AES for Enhanced Security

The MIFARE Ultralight® AES IC delivers a new level of trust for limited-use tickets and key cards by supporting AES cryptographic authentication. Designed as a secure, contactless replacement for traditional paper tickets, mag-stripe, barcode, and QR code-based systems, the IC gives solution providers a more convenient, secure way to issue single-trip and multi-use transit tickets, event tickets, access passes, loyalty cards.

Learn More about Our MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC

The MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC reflects NXP’s continued commitment to secure, connected and convenient Smart City services. As part of the MIFARE DESFire family, the latest IC combines an enhanced feature set with great performance and support for mobile devices.

Say Hello to Our MIFARE Plus EV2 IC!

As the next generation of NXP’s MIFARE Plus product family, the MIFARE Plus EV2 IC is designed to be both a gateway for new Smart City applications and a compelling upgrade, in terms of security and connectivity, for existing deployments. Say hello to more secure and more convenient Smart City services.

MIFARE Explained I Training Videos

Learn more about the key features of our latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 and MIFARE Plus EV2 ICs in our training videos.

Download the training presentations here.

MIFARE Training Videos




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
  • Approximately 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

Designed to Work on Your Form Factor of Choice

Contactless MIFARE chips are so tiny, they can be housed almost 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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