The MIFARE DESFire product family is based on open global standards for both RF interface and cryptographic methods. The highly secure microcontroller-based ICs main characteristics are denoted by its name DESFire – the “DES” in the name refers to the use of DES, 2K3DES, 3K3DES and AES hardware cryptographic engine for securing transmission data.

The MIFARE DESFire product family consists of MIFARE DESFire EV1 and MIFARE DESFire EV2 products and is ideally suited for solution developers and system operators building reliable, interoperable and scalable contactless smart card solutions. It targets multi-application smart card solutions in identity, access control, loyalty and micropayment applications as well as in transport schemes.

Product Order Description
MIFARE_DESFIRE_EV1_256B MIFARE® DESFire EV1 256B contactless smartcard IC
MIFARE_DESFIRE_EV1_2K MIFARE® DESFire EV1 contactless multi-application IC
MIFARE_DESFIRE_EV1_4K MIFARE® DESFire EV1 contactless multi-application IC
MIFARE_DESFIRE_EV1_8K MIFARE® DESFire EV1 contactless multi-application IC

MIFARE DESFire EV2 enables multi-operator systems in Smart Cities

NXP is offering eco-system partners the opportunity to think ahead and consider how their system solutions can be further elevated using a set of innovative features available on the MIFARE DESFire EV2 open architecture development platform.

What's New


MIFARE DESFire EV2 on-demand webinar

NXP has been working closely together with leading system integrators and solution providers to define the next generation break through features for the new MIFARE DESFire EV2.