The NXP MIFARE Ultralight® C contactless IC is a cost effective solution using the open 3DES cryptographic standard for chip authentication and data access.
The widely adopted 3DES standard enables easy integration into existing infrastructures and the integrated authentication command set provides an effective cloning protection that helps to prevent counterfeit of tags.
NXP Semiconductors has developed the MIFARE Ultralight C – Contactless ticket IC MF0ICU2 to be used in a contactless smart ticket or smart card in combination with Proximity Coupling Devices (PCD). Tickets, vouchers or tags based on MIFARE Ultralight C can act as single trip mass transit tickets, event tickets or as low cost loyalty cards and are also used for device authentication.
MIFARE Ultralight C operates according to the ISO/IEC 14443 A standard, allowing an operating distance of up to 10 cm with true anti-collision support. It also offers extended user memory compared to MIFARE Ultralight EV1 and a range of additional security features previously unavailable on low cost contactless ICs. Existing MIFARE Ultralight C product-based solutions benefit from the same authentication commands as being used for MIFARE DESFire EV1. The MIFARE Ultralight C is furthermore compliant to the NFC Tag type 2.