For a growing number of smart card applications, where service providers need to ensure high data and transaction security, NXP´s MIFARE SAMs (Secure Access Modules) are a good solution. It turns even the simplest reader into a high security transaction device. With its on board cryptographic co-processors with 3DES, AES and PKI capabilities, our hardware solutions offers good cryptographic features for a variety of secure infrastructures, including access management and automatic fare collection.



The MIFARE SAM AV3 is the latest addition to the MIFARE SAM portfolio. Discover more below.

Key benefits

  • Strong protection of highly sensitive keys (e.g. Master Keys)
  • Fast and lean design of edge computing nodes and gateways
  • High application performance in direct pass through X-mode
  • Customizable flow, executable with one command

Key features

  • Support for all MIFARE® ICs, UCODE® DNA, ICODE® DNA, and NTAG® DNA ICs
  • Secure download and storage of highly sensitive keys (e.g. Master Keys)
  • Supports Crypto 1, TDEA (56, 112, 168), AES (128, 192, 256), SHA-1, SHA-225,
    SHA-256, RSA, and ECC
  • Secure download and storage of keys
  • Flexible key diversification
  • 128 key entries for symmetric cryptography,
    3 key entries for RSA, 8 key entries for ECC asymmetric cryptography and 48 EMV CA keys
  • Programmable functionality for customized commands and logic
  • X-mode for direct pass through connection with NXP reader IC
  • ISO/IEC 7816 interface with extended baud rates up to 1.5 Mbit/s
  • I2C slave host interface (in HVQFN package only)
  • Common Criteria EAL6+ (HW), MIFARE Security Certification (SW), FIPS 140-2 CAVP


Key benefits

  • Ideally suited for multiple operator environments
  • Good performance with direct connection to the contactless reader IC
  • Supports crypto authentication and data encryption/decryption
  • Supports the entire MIFARE® family members

Key features

  • 3DES and AES, hardware cryptographic co-processors
  • PKI, RSA, CMAC support
  • Key diversification
  • Data encryption/decryption and signing
  • Data signing and signature verification
  • Secure download and storage of up to 128 keys
  • ISO 7816 interface communication speed up to 1.5 Mbit/s
  • Optional I2C interface
  • Available in standard PCM 1.1 module and HVQFN package