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  • NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1 8K Card

    NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1 8K Card

    NXP MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 8K Card contactless Card is ideal for combining and supporting multiple-applications on one contactless smart card

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RFID Contactless Card

  • 8 kB of user memory

  • Common Criteria certification: EAL4+ (Hardware and Software)

  • Hardware DES using 56/112/168 bit keys

  • Hardware AES using 128-bit keys

  • Full NFC compliance

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Key Features

  • NFC Tag Type 4 compliant

  • Secure, high-speed command set

  • Transaction-oriented automatic anti-tear mechanism

  • Privacy protection

  • Optional high input capacitance (70pF) for small form factor design (MF3ICDH 21/41/81)

  • Configurable ATS information for card personalization


  • 8 kB EEPROM with fast programming

  • Data retention of 10 years

  • Write endurance typical 500 000 cycles

NV-memory organization

  • Flexible file system

  • Up to 28 applications simultaneously on one PICC

  • Up to 32 files in each application (standard data file, back-up data file, value file, linear record file, and cyclic record file)

  • File size is determined during creation

RF interface

  • Fully ISO/IEC 14443 A 1-4 compliant

  • Contactless transmission of data and powered by the RF-field (no battery needed)

  • Operating distance: up to 100 mm (depending on power provided by the PCD and antenna geometry)

  • Operating frequency: 13.56 MHz

  • Fast data transfer: 106 kbit/s, 212 kbit/s, 424 kbit/s, 848 kbit/s

  • High data integrity: 16/32 bit CRC, parity, bit coding, bit counting

  • True deterministic anti-collision

  • 7 bytes unique identifier (cascade level 2 according to ISO/IEC 14443-3 and option for random ID)

  • Uses ISO/IEC 14443-4 protocol


  • Crypto algorithm in hardware

  • Common Criteria Certification: EAL4+ (Hardware and Software)

  • Unique 7 bytes serial number for each device

  • Optional “RANDOM” ID to enhance security and privacy

  • Mutual three-pass authentication

  • Mutual authentication according to ISO/IEC 7816-4

  • 1 card leader key and up to 14 keys per application

  • Hardware DES using 56/112/168 bit keys featuring key version, data authenticity by 8-byte CMAC

  • Choice of open DES/2K3DES/3KDES/AES

  • Hardware AES using 128-bit keys featuring key version, data authenticity by 8-byte CMAC

  • Data encryption on RF-channel

  • Authentication on application level

  • Hardware exception sensors

  • Self-securing file system

  • Backward compatibility to MF3ICD40: 4 byte MAC, CRC 16

ISO/IEC 7816 compatibility

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-3 APDU message structure

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘A4’ for SELECT FILE

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘B0’ for READ BINARY

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘D6’ for UPDATE BINARY

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘B2’ for READ RECORDS

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘E2’ for APPEND RECORD

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘84’ for GET CHALLENGE

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘88’ for INTERNAL AUTHENTICATE

  • Supports ISO/IEC 7816-4 INS code ‘82’ for EXTERNAL AUTHENTICATE

Key Benefits

  • Proven, Reliable Technology – MIFARE DESFire EV1 is based on open global standards for security, and is interoperable with existing MIFARE infrastructures.

  • Fast Processing and Data Communication – Transaction times are less than 100 milliseconds for a typical secure ticketing transaction.

  • Flexible file system

  • Multiple crypto support on one single card

  • Standards Compliant – MIFARE DESFire EV1 is fully complaint with ISO 14443A 1-4, and has been awarded CC EAL 4+ for smart card security.


Targeted Applications

  • Smart City

    • Closed Loop Payments

    • Smart Lock

  • Access Management

    • Physical Access Control

    • Logical Access

  • Transport Ticketing

  • eGovernment applications

  • Advanced public transportation

  • Campus and student ID cards

  • Loyalty Programs

  • Closed-loop e-payment scheme

  • Vending

  • Event Tickets

  • Gaming and Hospitality