Third evolution of NXP contactless MIFARE DESFire portfolio

June 04, 2020 //By Ally Winning
Third evolution of NXP contactless MIFARE DESFire portfolio
NXP Semiconductors has launched its new MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC that brings performance, advanced security and integration to smart city services.

MIFARE DESFire EV3 is backwards compatible with previous generations and provides enhanced performance and a greater operating distance with improved transaction speed. These attributes along with the IC’s advanced security features offer faster, more secure contactless transactions.

The MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC has multi-application support and also provides a wide range of enhanced features to allow system integrators to collaborate to scale services.

The MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC has an extensive set of security features that provide more methods of protecting data and ensuring privacy. The IC hardware and software are certified to Common Criteria EAL 5+, and the IC supports a wide range of open crypto algorithms. A card generated MAC securely authenticates transactions, and a new Transaction Timer feature helps mitigate man-in-the-middle attacks. The new Secure Unique NFC (SUN) messaging feature provides a securer way of maintaining data confidentiality and integrity. Every time a card, phone or ticket is tapped with the SUN featured enabled, a tap-unique authentication message and crypto-secure URL are generated that can be sent to a server for verification.

MIFARE DESFire EV3 support will be integrated into NXP’s MIFARE 2GO cloud service. The cloud service will manage digitized MIFARE product-based credentials and assist to streamline mobile integration through the NXP ecosystem. This cloud service integration will allow streamlineed smart city services to be seamlessly deployed to NFC-enabled smartphones, wearables and other mobile devices.

To make deployment easier, each MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC comes pre-configured with keys to enable delegated application management. The application management helps to support seamless, over-the-air updates to existing deployments of smart cards using NFC-enabled smartphones.

In addition, NXP’s upcoming MIFARE Plus EV2 IC will provide a drop-in replacement for upgrading existing MIFARE Plus and MIFARE Classic product-based installations to provide higher security.
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