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NXP has released the next generation of MIFARE cards, the MIFARE Classic EV1

At the beginning of 2015, NXP introduced the latest addition to the MIFARE Classic range, the MIFARE Classic EV1, a replacement for the MIFARE Classic.

The MIFARE Classic family is the most widely used contactless smart card ICs in transport and access management environments.

Key Features & Benefits of MIFARE Classic EV1

  • Fully ISO/IEC 14443 Type-A 1-3 compliant
  • Available with ISO/IEC 14443-3 7-byte unique identifier
  • 7-byte UID or 4-byte NUID
  • 1- or 4-kByte EEPROM
  • A simple fixed memory structure
  • Memory access conditions freely programmable
  • 2 x 48-bit keys per sector for key hierarchy
  • Personalization options (7B UID version only), supporting flexibility within 4-byte- and 7-byte infrastructure, e.g. ISO shortcut, UID mapping and random ID
  • NXP originality signature to prove MIFARE Classic genuineness

All other features remain the same as the previous generation of MIFARE Classic ICs.

What does this mean for you?

With the introduction of new technology, there are times that it will affect other parts of your business. Fortunately, the MIFARE Classic EV1 will cause no interruptions to your current operations and will work flawlessly with your current Classic system, so no cross-compatibility issues.