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Mifare DESFire EV1 4K


MIFARE DESFire EV1 is ideal for service providers wanting to use multi-application smart cards in transport schemes, e-government or identity applications. It fully complies with the requirements for fast and highly secure data transmission, flexible memory organization and interoperability with existing infrastructure.

MIFARE DESFire EV1 is based on open global standards for both air interface and cryptographic methods. It is compliant to all 4 levels of ISO / IEC 14443A and uses optional ISO / IEC 7816-4 commands.

Featuring an on-chip backup management system and the mutual three pass authentication, a MIFARE DESFire EV1 card can hold up to 28 different applications and 32 files per application. The size of each file is defined at the moment of its creation, making MIFARE DESFire EV1 a truly flexible and convenient product.

Additionally, an automatic anti-tear mechanism is available for all file types, which guarantees transaction oriented data integrity. With MIFARE DESFire EV1, data transfer rates up to 848 Kbit/s can be achieved, making fast data processing possible.

The chip’s main characteristics are denoted by its name DESFire EV1 – DES indicates the high level of security MIFARE DESFire EV1 achieves using a 3DES hardware cryptographic engine for enciphering transmission data. Fire reflects its outstanding position as a Fast, Innovative, Reliable and sEcure IC in the contactless proximity transaction market. Hence, MIFARE DESFire EV1 brings many benefits to endusers. Cardholders can experience convenient contactless ticketing while also having the possibility to use the samed evice for related applications such as payment at vending machines, access control or event ticketing. In other words, the MIFARE DESFire EV1 silicon solution offers enhanced consumer-friendly system design, in combination with security and reliability.

MIFARE DESFire EV1 delivers the perfect balance of speed, performance and cost efficiency. Its open concept allows future seamless integration of other ticketing media such as smart paper tickets, key fobs, and mobile ticketing based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. It is also fully compatible with the existing MIFARE reader hardware platform. MIFARE DESFire EV1 is your ticket to contactless systems worldwide.

Key applications:
-Advanced public transportation.
-Access management.
-E-Government incl. social services.

MIFARE Communication Interface
ISO/IEC 14443 Type A
Contactless transmission of data and powered by the RF field (no battery needed)
Up to 100 mm operating distance
13.56 MHz operating frequency
Fast data transfer: 106 kbit/s, 212 kbit/s, 424 kbit/s
High data integrity: 4 byte MAC, 16 bit CRC, parity, bit coding, bit counting
True deterministic anti-collision
7 byte unique identifier (cascade level two according to ISO 14443-3)
Support of ISO 14443-4 transport protocol

4 KB (4 Kbytes) EEPROM
EEPROM write time 2 ms (1 ms erase, 1 ms program)
10-year data retention
100,000 write cycles

MIFARE communication protocol
ISO 14443-1/-2/-3/-4, Type A
ISO 7810
ISO/IEC 7816-4 commands
ISO 10373

Operating Conditions
Temperature: -25°C to 50°C

Memory Organization / Multi-Applications
Flexible file system
Up to 28 applications simultaneously on one PICC
Up to 16 files in each application
Up to 28 applications
MAD3 (MAD2 Extension for DESFire)
Value file for purse functionality

Security Features
Unique 7-byte serial number (ISO cascade level 2)
Mutual three pass authentication
Hardware DES/3DES data encryption on RF channel with replay attack protection
Data Authenticity by 4 byte MAC
Authentication on application level
Random number generator according to FIPS 140-2
14 access keys per application
Access conditions per file
Chip supporting anti-tear
Transport key
Data integrity: CRC and bit counting on physical layer

Materials and Form Factors
Composite materials
Form factors other than ISO 7810 on request

Printing and Personalization
4-color offset litho or screen printing
Thermal transfer printing
Transparent matt overlay
Laser engraving
Magnetic stripe
Signature panel
Serial numbering

Operating Conditions
Secure transport transactions: 512 byte read, 128 byte write
105 ms transaction time

Product Features MIFARE DESFire EV1 2k MIFARE DESFire EV1 4k MIFARE DESFire EV1 8k
  MF3 IC D21 MF3 IC D41 MF3 IC D81
EEPROM size [byte] 2048 byte 4096 byte 8192 byte
Write Endurance [cycles] 500 000 500 000 500 000
Data Retention [yrs] 10 10 10
Organization flexible file system flexible file system flexible file system
Acc. to ISO 14443 A yes – up to layer 4 yes – up to layer 4 yes – up to layer 4
Frequency [MHz] 13.56 13.56 13.56
Baudrate [kbit/s] 106 … 848 106 … 848 106 … 848
Anticollision bit-wise bit-wise bit-wise
Operating Distance [mm] up to 100 up to 100 up to 100
Unique Serial Number [byte] 7, cascaded 7, cascaded 7, cascaded
Random Number Generator yes yes yes
Access Keys 14 keys per application 14 keys per application 14 keys per application
Access Conditions per file per file per file
DES & DES3 Security MACing / Encipherment MACing / Encipherment MACing / Encipherment
AES Security MACing / Encipherment MACing / Encipherment MACing / Encipherment
Anti-tear supported by chip yes yes yes
Special Features
Multi-application 28 applications, MAD3 28 applications, MAD3 28 applications, MAD3
Purse Functionality Value file Value file Value file
Secure Transport Transaction 512 byte read 512 byte read 512 byte read
128 byte write 128 byte write 128 byte write
Transaction Time [ms] 89 89 89
Sawn Wafer Type Description MF3ICD2101DUD/04 MF3ICD4101DUD/04 MF3ICD8101DUD/04
12 NC Sawn Wafer 935286816005 935286817005 935286818005
MOA4 Module Type Description MF3MOD2101DA4/04 MF3MOD4101DA4/04 MF3MOD8101DA4/04
12 NC MOA4 Module 935286814118 935286815118 935286813118