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Mifare DESFire EV1 8K

NXP IC solution for contactless multi-application, high speed and secure smart cards.

MIFARE DESFire EV1 is ideal for solution developers and providers wanting to combine and support multiple applications on one smart card. It fully complies with the requirements for fast and secure data transmission, flexible memory organization and interoperability with existing infrastructure.

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

Key features:
Fully ISO / IEC 14443 A 1-4 compliant.
2 Kbytes, 4 Kbytes and 8 Kbytes EEPROM with fast programming.
Secure, high speed command set.
High data rates according to ISO / IEC 14443-4: 848 Kbit/s.
Flexible file structure.
Choice of open DES/3DES/3KDES/AES crypto algorithm in hardware.
Unique 7-byte serial number (ISO cascade level 2).
Data integrity: CRC and bit counting on physical layer.
Available in MOA4 modules or 8” sawn bumped wafer.

MIFARE DESFire EV1 is based on open global standards for both air interfaces and cryptographic methods. It is compliant to all 4 levels of ISO / IEC 14443 A 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 and access conditions of each file are 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, the first evolution of MIFARE DESFire: DES indicates the commitment for high levels of security – MIFARE DESFire EV1 uses a 3DES, 3KDES and AES hardware cryptographic engine for securing transmission data. Fire reflects its outstanding position as a Fast,Innovative, Reliable and Enhanced IC in the contactless proximity transaction market.

Hence, MIFARE DESFire EV1 brings many benefits to end-users. Cardholders can experience convenient contactless ticketing while also having the possibility to use the same device for applications such as payment at vending machines, access management, loyalty or social services. In other words, the MIFARE DESFire EV1 silicon solution offers enhanced onsumer-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 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.

The MIFARE pedigree
NXP MIFARE is the leading technology platform for contactless ticket, card and reader solutions. With more than 10 million reader core components, 1 billion cards and 800 illion smart ticket ICs sold, MIFARE is a proven and reliable technology, which represents the largest installed base worldwide.

Compliant with the ISO / IEC 14443 A international standard, MIFARE ensures that today’s infrastructure can easily be upgraded. It enables service providers to expand their ransportation networks and to integrate additional services such as payment systems for taxi fares, cinema and theatre tickets, loyalty programs, access management and parking. And all while reducing the total costs of operations.