Belonging to the MIFARE DESFire family, the newest MF3D(H)x3 integrated circuit provides better performance with longer operating distance and better transaction speed compared to its predecessors. A comprehensive list of security features gives MIFARE DESFire EV3 more ways to protect your data and ensure privacy. Hardware and software are certified according to Common Criteria EAL 5+ and the chip complies with ISO/IEC 14443A 1-4 and ISO/IEC 7816-4, supporting a wide variety of open cryptographic algorithms based on DES, 2K3DES, 3K3DES or AES. The new Transaction Timer feature that can be used to set a maximum time per transaction helps mitigate man-in-the-middle attacks.
Smart City services running on the MIFARE DESFire EV3 chip can be deployed on smartphones and NFC wearable devices using the NXP MIFARE 2GO cloud service, which manages digital credentials based on MIFARE products and allows contactless payments or access to features using NFC-enabled devices.
To ensure a high-quality user experience, MIFARE DESFire EV3 offers increased range and speed compared to previous versions. The 70pF option can enable read range optimization for aspect ratios that require a small antenna. Transaction speed is up to 1.5 times faster compared to NXP's MIFARE DESFire EV1 IC, so operators can increase system performance and enhance the end-user experience without needing to upgrade their infrastructure.
- Public Transport
- Access Control
- Closed-loop micropayments
- Student ID cards
- Loyalty programs
- 2, 4, 8 kB of memory,
- Data retention up to 25 years,
- Flexible file structure supports as many applications as the memory size supports
- NFC Forum Tag Type 4 compliance,
- SUN (Secure Unique NFC) message authentication for advanced data protection,
- Increased transaction speed up to 1.5 times compared to the MIFARE DESFire EV1 integrated circuit,
- The MAC address for transaction authentication generated on the card Transaction Timer protects against man-in-the-middle attacks,
- Improved reach and faster transaction speed compared to its predecessors improve both user experience and security,
- Functional backward compatibility with MIFARE DESFire EV2 and MIFARE DESFire EV1 offers a seamless upgrade path.
Key differences between the generations of the MIFARE DESFire standard
|Features||MIFARE DESFire EV1||MIFARE DESFire EV2||MIFARE DESFire EV3|
|Cryptography scheme(s)||Single DES, 2KTDEA,
|Single DES, 2KTDEA,
|Single DES, 2KTDEA,
|Secure messaging(s)||D40 Native, EV1||D40 Native, EV1, EV2 (see
product data sheet )
|D40 Native, EV1, EV2 (see
product data sheet
|No. of applications||28||- limit||- limit|
|No. of files per application||32||32||32|
|Max. no. of files with backup||32||32||32|
|Random ID||8 (refined)||8 (refined)|
|Configurable ATS||, Historical bytes only||, all parameters||, all parameters|
|Max. communication buffer||64 bytes||up to 128 bytes||Up to 256 bytes|
|Chaining during data transfer||Native (AFh)||Native (AFh) or ISO/
|Native (AFh) or ISO/
|Multiple Key Sets with rolling||-|
|NXP AppXplorer supports||-||, self configuration||, preloaded DAM keys|
|Multiple keys per access right||-|
|Secure Dynamic Messaging||-||-|
|Virtual Card Architecture||-|
Source: NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH Styria
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