This article briefly introduces about types of MIFARE® ICs. With the development of technology, especially the development of wireless communication technology, the demand for mobile devices is also increasing, which makes it easier for people to accept MIFARE® ICs. The MIFARE® IC in different tag forms can be applied to many aspects, such as electronic payment, electronic passport, public transportation, parking etc.
MIFARE® IC are exclusive to smart tags, but each MIFARE® IC has a different operating system. We all know that there are certain risks in online transactions, but each MIFARE® has a different algorithm, which provides security for these applications and avoids risks.
Under MIFARE®’s mobile methodology, service providers can manage security elements and secure access based on a single air interface (OTA). There are several different types of IC under the brand of MIFARE®, which these versions can implement the requirements of the application according to their own characteristics and algorithms.
The types of Mifare@ Series:
The first thing to introduce is MIFARE® DESFire®. This IC is based on application and security. DES is the DES algorithm used in IT. FIRE means reliable, innovative, safe and fast. It supports IOS/IEC 14443-3/4 standards and implements DES, 3DES, and AES algorithms.
The next introduction is MIFARE Plus®. It is divided into multiple security levels according to different applications and different needs. Adopt IOS/IEC 14443 standard, which is compatible with MIFARE® Classic and realizes the feature of backward compatibility.
Then talk about the MIFARE Classic®. In fact, in all MIFARE® cards, Classic® is the first card invented, that is to say, the generation of other Mifare® series are based on Classic®. It uses the IOS/IEC 14443-3 standard and is designed for the use of a single application, such as public transportation, student cards, campus cards etc.
Last display is MIFARE Ultralight®. It supports the IOS/IEC 14443-3 standard and implements the 3DES algorithm (only for ultralight C®). It is used in those limited applications, such as concert tickets, movie tickets, etc. However, this type of card does not provide security, and the second application does not rely on any algorithm.
These different types of MIFARE® ICs can be implemented as a single security element in mobile phones with NFC technology support. And you can access each type of card in turn according to the different types of applications we need. The most important thing is that these applications improve the security, because those algorithms are implemented in the MIFARE® ICs.