MIFARE

MIFARE Classic Family

MIFARE Classic® is the pioneer in contactless smart ticket ICs operating in the 13.56 MHZ frequency range with read/write capability and ISO 14443 compliance.

It started the contactless revolution by paving the way for numerous applications in public transport, access management, employee cards and on campuses.

Following the broad acceptance of contactless ticketing solutions and extraordinary success of the MIFARE Classic product family, application requirements and security needs constantly increased. Therefore, we do not recommend to use MIFARE Classic in security relevant applications anymore. This led to the development of two high security product families MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESFire and to the development of the limited use/high volume IC family MIFARE Ultralight.

 

MIFARE Classic EV1

MIFARE Classic EV1 represents the highest evolution of the MIFARE Classic product family and succeeds all previous versions. It is available in a 1K and in a 4K memory version, serving different application needs.

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MIFARE Classic EV1 provides excellent ESD robustness for easy handling of the IC during the inlay- and card manufacturing and best in class RF performance for optimized transactions and allowing for more flexible antenna designs. Have a look at the features of MIFARE Classic EV1.

In terms of hardened feature set it includes:

  • True Random Number Generator
  • Random ID support (7 Byte UID version)
  • NXP Originality Check support
  • Increased ESD robustness
  • Write endurance 200,000 cycles (instead of 100,000 cycles)

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

For information about old types and replacement types please click here.

Please have a look at NXP’s official statements on the security of MIFARE Classic: