NXP Releases the First Android Development Kit for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG Products

June 05, 2014

Enhancing Android app developers’ opportunities to drive new business models

Eindhoven, Netherlands, 5 June, 2014 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the release of MIFARE Software Development Kit (SDK) for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG products. The MIFARE SDK is designed to provide access to all hardware features on Java level and enables Android apps to be created for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG more easily than ever before. Leveraging the worldwide success of NXP´s product installations, the launch of MIFARE SDK opens up a world of new possibilities for creative Android application developers.

The MIFARE SDK is ideal for building reliable, interoperable and scalable applications for smart phones. Android app developers are able to benefit from an enormous reduction in development time. This enables them to instead focus on designing creative apps for a range of applications including, access management, closed loop micropayment, campus cards and loyalty programs. These apps can then be easily uploaded to the Google Play store.

The MIFARE SDK is open to all, initially available as a free version with an advanced version to follow. The development package contains the following:

  • Ready app and Go. Complete sample app project with source code included. Suitable as both starting point for new developments but is also ready for immediate deployment to smart phones
  • LITE API. The universal API for common functions within MIFARE means that the developers can create a single application that will work on a range of MIFARE cards
  • Easy starting guide and comprehensive documentation. Step by step introduction on how to setup the development environment and how to import our library, together with Java documentation

The advanced version also includes an extended set of commands for experienced developers. This upcoming version enables access to the extensive product features from a MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE PLUS or ICODE on Java level. It also comes with MIFARE SAM AV2 support, to securely store keys in a SAM soldered in a Bluetooth or USB reader connected with the smart phone.

For more details join the MIFARE SDK webinar on June 17 and June 18. Watch the MIFARE SDK video to get a first impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlg88FYe47c.

About MIFARE

MIFARE is NXP´s well-known brand for a wide range of contactless IC products used in more than 40 different applications worldwide. With more than 150 million reader core components and 5 billion smart card ICs sold, MIFARE products are more proven and more reliable than any other interface technology on the market. MIFARE products comply with the international standard ISO/IEC 14443 and are backward-compatible within the product families. This ensures that the existing infrastructure can be smoothly upgraded to higher security and feature levels, such as payment systems, ticketing solutions, loyalty programs, access management, and parking. To further extend the reach of MIFARE products, the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group brings MIFARE applications into NFC-enabled mobile devices.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.82 billion in 2013. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

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