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A complete range of ICs for smart cards, tags, labels and readers

Choose from a complete range of ICs for smart cards, tags, labels and readers, featuring many coprocessor, security, memory and interface options. We address all your needs, from low-cost smart label ICs for high-volume supply chain management applications through to our next generation 32-bit smart-computing platform for powerful multi-application smart cards.

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MIFARE Ultralight C - Contactless ticket IC


MIFARE Ultralight C - Contactless ticket IC

Design tools & Assets

A central place for your design support and tooling. For today´s short product development cycles, NXP helps you with this portal to simplify your design.
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Training & events

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Smart card controllers and security ICs

For applications demanding the highest security and reliability (e.g. smart cards, secure dongles, SAM modules...) we provide different platforms according to application needs ranging from our well established WE-contact controller family to our SmartMX and SmartXA devices.

Contactless memory ICs

Our MIFARE contactless smart card ICs provide the most advanced combination of security and convenience for contactless interfacing in accordance with the ISO 14443A interface standard. Our ICODE and UCODE families of RFID ICs are specifically designed for high-volume smart label applications. In addition our HITAG family of ICs, with an operating range of more than one meter, provides a robust solution for tracking and logistics applications.


Completing our smart card and tag and label platforms, we offer a comprehensive range of contact and contactless reader ICs for all identification applications.

Car Access & Immobilization

NXP Semiconductors leads the car access and immobilization markets with a broad range of products for automotive system manufacturers and car key manufacturers.

Security risk considerations

NXP has produced two application notes on end-to-end system security risk considerations for implementing contactless cards as well as a FAQ on the security of MIFARE Classic. Find out more about MIFARE here.

Demo boards

Type numberDescriptionStatusQuick access
CLEV663Contactless reader evaluation board 
CLEV663BCLRC663 reader board stacked on top of LPC-Link board supporting NXP's ARM-based microcontrollers Order demo boards
MFEV700PEGODA Contactless Smart Card Reader based on CLRC632 
MFEV710Contactless Smart Card Reader based on MFRC523 
OM5597Point of Sales Reference Design 
PNEV512BPN512 reader board 
PNEV512RExplore NFC – Exclusive from element14 
PREV601Board implements a PRH601 including matched antenna for 13.56MHz 
PREV601MBoard implements a PR601 including antenna for 13.56Mhz reader applications. 
PTEV501BPT501 Universal NFC card emulation and NFC peer-to-peer board 

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