MIFARE - The Leading Brand of Contactless IC Products

MIFARE® is NXP’s well-known brand for a wide range of contactless IC products with a typical read/write distance of 10 cm (4 inches) used in more than 40 different applications worldwide. With more than 12 billion contactless and dual interface IC’s sold, MIFARE products are proven and reliable more than any other contactless solution in the market. This huge installed base of MIFARE products enables service providers to expand their offer while reducing the total costs and increasing users’ convenience.

MIFARE products comply with the international standard ISO/IEC 14443, which is used in more than 80% of all contactless smart cards today. Within the MIFARE product families,backward compatibility ensures that the existing infrastructure can be smoothly upgraded to higher security and feature levels. To further extend the reach of MIFARE products, the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group brings applications onto NFC enabled mobile devices. Our latest cloud service solution, the MIFARE 2GO, manages digitized MIFARE product-based credentials which helps service providers to issue their services instantly on mobiles and wearables.

In its successful history, MIFARE products have established an excellent reputation and footprint as the leading contactless solution that delivers convenience, flexibility and scalability for application developers. Over 1,000 business partners are part of the open MIFARE community and ecosystem.

The leading products available are MIFARE 2GO, MIFARE DESFireMIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Plus, MIFARE Classic and SmartMX.


MIFARE at a Glance

  • Compatibility with all current and future product families (proven by an independent Certification Institute)
  • Established and running infrastructure in over 750 cities worldwide
  • Highest security available via contactless interface (certified by Common Criteria)
  • Market share of more than 77% in the transport ticketing sector
  • Broad product portfolio covering contactless and dual interface ICs
  • Multi-application memory to store several services on the same card
  • Fast transaction speed (typical transaction time is less than 100 ms)
  • High reliability - no moving parts, no battery

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