NXP® is a major player in electronic passports (ePassports or biometric passports) solutions and works with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to advance security and facilitation of international travel. NXP products are ICAO passport standard 9303 compliant.
The adoption of RFID-based biometric passports has created a more convenient travel experience through less time waiting in line and more efficient identity proofing via automated border control gates. Our secure smart card IC product families feature highly advanced counter-measures against attacks as well as hardware firewalls, ensuring personal data stays safe and secure on the chip.
A recent trend adds secure RAIN RFID technology to “trusted traveler” documents such as ePassports or eIDs and makes them readable over a much longer range, which reduces wait times for a better experience - without sacrificing security.
This white paper summarizes the capabilities of existing and upcoming ePassport formats, and considers how new technologies for secure credentialing could change how we think about privacy, security, and even identity itself