04/05/2010 — At its booth (stand 3-45), NXP will demonstrate high-security microcircuits that are used in transport applications – MIFARE Plus, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Ultralight C, as well as the capabilities of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. In addition, visitors to the exhibition will be able to get acquainted with the latest development of NXP – Automotive Telematic On-Board Platform (ATOP), a solution developed specifically for traffic control purposes and which has already undergone rigorous testing in operational mode on the roads of the Netherlands. The platform was presented to the Dutch government as an option to solve the problem of traffic congestion.

“The introduction of innovative high-tech solutions at passenger and freight transport facilities is a logical step in the development of transport infrastructure as a whole. Technologies help not only to regulate traffic flows, but also to provide better interaction between transport systems of different countries, which are increasingly interconnected recently. NXP has positive experience in implementing its unique developments in the transport systems of the world, including Russia. Identification technologies MIFARE Classic and MIFARE Ultralight successfully operate in the Moscow metro and a number of transport systems in other large cities, ”says Viktor Sestrevatovsky, Director of Business Development in the field of transport and banking applications in Russia and the CIS countries. “In its research and development, NXP seeks to create the most flexible and safe solutions that could be applied in different countries of the world and comprehensively impact on reducing the load on public transport systems and roads.”

NXP MIFARE is an advanced technology platform for creating solutions for contactless tickets, cards and readers. NXP ranks first in the world in the field of contactless solutions for transport applications and is the owner and developer of NXP MIFARE® technology. More than 10 million components for readers, 1 billion cards and 800 million electronic ticket chips worldwide are made using MIFARE, which confirms its status as a proven and reliable technology.

MIFARE technology complies with the international standard ISO / IEC 14443 A, which makes it easy to upgrade existing infrastructure. It allows service providers to expand their transportation networks and integrate additional services such as taxi payment systems, movie and theater tickets, loyalty programs, access control and payment for parking lots.

MIFARE technology is used in more than 70% of the public transport infrastructure (PKI) of the world, including the transport systems of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Minsk, Baku, etc.
The Moscow Metro became the first public transport operator in the world to carry out 100% of the fare payment operations using a contactless automatic payment collection system developed on the basis of MIFARE technology.

At the NXP booth (booth 3-45) will be demonstrated:

– The MIFARE Plus microcircuit is the first microcircuit in the mass segment that provides an increased level of security for solutions for the end consumer and the transport operator through the use of the modern open AES cryptographic algorithm (with a key length of 128 bits), as well as a simple and economical upgrade of the existing infrastructure. The new MIFARE Plus family of microchips is supported by card manufacturers and readers, as well as solution providers, and it is the only widespread use smart card microchip compatible with MIFARE Classic and allowing cards to be issued even before the infrastructure upgrade.

– The MIFARE Ultralight C chip is the first smart card chip for working with limited-cycle applications that provides developers and solution providers with the benefits of open encryption. Using the conventional 3DES encryption algorithm, MIFARE Ultralight C provides easy integration into existing infrastructures. An integrated set of authentication commands allows you to effectively protect the system from cloning, which helps prevent ticket counterfeiting. The NXP MIFARE Ultralight C chip introduces a new security concept in the contactless application market with a limited ticketing cycle. The use of 3DES authentication in MIFARE Ultralight C reflects a tendency to increase security in contactless applications. Currently, many solution providers are eliminating duplicate infrastructures, and the MIFARE Ultralight C chip provides the ideal solution for building completely contactless systems. It can easily be integrated into existing systems based on MIFARE DESFire and use existing similar authentication commands.

– MIFARE DESFire EV1 is the ideal solution for developers and service providers who want to combine several applications in one smart card. The solution fully meets the requirements for speed and security of transactions, flexible organization of memory and interaction with the existing infrastructure. The MIFARE DESFire EV1 chip is built on the basis of open global standards for radio frequency transmission and encryption. It is compatible with all four levels of ISO / IEC 14443 A and uses additional ISO / IEC 7816-4 commands. Thanks to the integrated data backup system and mutual three-step authentication function, the MIFARE DESFire EV1 card can support up to 28 different applications and work with 32 files in each of them. The volume and access conditions for each file are determined at the time of its creation, providing flexibility and ease of use of MIFARE DESFire EV1. In addition, for all types of files, an automatic mechanism for protection against communication breaks is applied, which guarantees data integrity during the transaction. The data transfer rate when using MIFARE DESFire EV1 can reach 848 Kbps, which provides high data processing speeds.

“Near Field Communication (NFC, short-range) technology has tremendously strengthened its position over the past few years. The number of organizations has grown – from banks and transport operators to mobile phone manufacturers – who want to use this technology in their business. NXP is one of the developers of NFC technology, takes first place in the world in the field of solutions based on it, and offers unique solutions for developers and manufacturers of mobile phones with support for NFC functionality. The company participates in more than 150 ongoing NFC projects around the world and is actively working to standardize and adapt this technology. In 2009, NXP launched the first standardized NFC chip, designed to solve some of the problems holding back the advancement of NFC technology. The SIM card is becoming a key part of the NFC device, ensuring contactless transaction security and providing NFC functionality in the form of a chip.

– Automotive Telematic On-Board Platform (ATOP), developed jointly with IBM, is a solution designed to promote changes in driver behavior, thereby redistributing traffic loads. ATOP is a combination of an on-board module and a sticker with an integrated chip, operating on the basis of GPS, GSM, NFC, RFID, JCOP technologies. The combination of these technologies allows drivers and government road services to comprehensively assess mileage, time of car use, peak loads on roads, the cost of using toll roads, and the location of the car at any given time. Analyzing this data, drivers can choose the most convenient routes for them, using toll or bypass roads, or going on a trip at a time when the roads are less busy. In addition, the use of ATOP helps to improve road safety, since data on theft, hacking and accidents instantly arrive at the consoles of road services, allowing the latter to respond immediately. According to forecasts by the Government of the Netherlands, the introduction of systems like ATOP will allow EU countries to reduce time spent in traffic jams by 58%, reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 10% and increase the use of public transport by 6%.

You can get acquainted with the NXP solutions for transport applications at our booth (stand 3-45) at the Electronics-Transport 2010 exhibition, which will be held in Moscow at the All-Russian Exhibition Center, Pavilion 75 (wing A) from April 5 to 7, 2010.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors delivers solutions based on High Performance Mixed Signal and standard semiconductor components, using the company’s market-leading expertise in RF and analog signals, power and digital processing and manufacturing processes. These innovative solutions are used in a wide range of applications for automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, lighting systems, medicine, computer systems and identification tools. The company has a head office in Europe and about 28,000 employees working in more than 25 countries. NXP’s annual revenue in 2009 was $ 3.8 billion. News from NXP can be read at www.nxp.com.


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