Contactless technologies are now part of many daily life applications. This growing use of proximity technologies has led to mass implementation of the technology, and smart city applications are one such example. Smart city systems are becoming accessible and user-friendly as users now carry many communication devices. User’s communication devices, including smartphones, wearable devices, and smart tags, allow them to join these new implementations quickly.
Importance Of Data Security For Smart City Applications
Gradually, there are more and more implementations of RFID and NFC into shopping, payments, smart buildings, and interactive advertisements. However, all of these applications require an exchange of user’s personal data and identities. Undoubtedly, it would be concerning if there are any security loopholes in these systems. Such data theft could result in misuse of data, financial loss, or cause other severe damage to the user.
What Is MIFARE Secure Access Module?
Protecting the contactless transaction against any chance of fraud or theft is the only way to reduce the risk. NXP has launched and evolved a series of special ICs in their MIFARE range that can address these challenges. MIFARE Secure Access Module (SAM) offers greater security for contactless data transmission. MIFARE SAM carries a secure microcontroller that is supported by robust firmware, security features, and cryptographic encryptions for protected communication.
Secure Contactless Systems With MIFARE SAM AV3
MIFARE SAM AV3 is the latest addition to the range of secure contactless ICs. MIFARE SAM AV3 allows complete data security, authentication, and cryptography for superior system safety. MIFARE SAM AV3 allows complete system protection with Symmetric cryptography (AES & TDEA) as well as PKI RSA asymmetric cryptography. These protocols ensure data integrity and security by complying with data security standards. The MIFARE SAM AV3 also comes with an exclusive X-mode feature which allows a performance boost for communication between the reader, the tag, and the module.
MIFARE SAM AV3 For Smart City Applications
MIFARE SAM AV3 comes with extended support to NXP’s DNA variants, including NTAG, ICODE, and UCODE ranges. This extension allows MIFARE SAM AV3 to support various smart city applications seamlessly. For Instance, UCODE DNA IC can support around 15 meters making it the perfect fit for long-range applications such as Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI). Similarly, ICODE ICs use a 1.2-meter read range for supply-chain applications, and lastly, with NTAG, MIFARE SAM AV3 can take care of close-range smart city applications securely.
To conclude, MIFARE SAM AV3 can help as a security support module when used with the range of NXP ICs. Such modularity allows this module to be part of any application and existing implementations to make those systems even more secure. Developments that support new secure smart city applications are essential but so are the developments that can upgrade the existing smart city solutions for superior security from time to time. MIFARE SAM AV3 will aspire to nurture many such secure implementations, and as a result, soon, users will be able to make the most out of these smart city concepts.