MIFARE Plus is the only mainstream smart card family compatible with MIFARE Classic 1K and MIFARE Classic 4K that offers pre-issuance of cards prior to making security upgrades in the infrastructure. After security upgrade to Security Level 3, MIFARE Plus uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for authentication, data integrity, and encryption.
MIFARE Plus SE is the entry-level version of NXP’s proven and reliable MIFARE Plus product family. Designed for full functional compatibility with MIFARE Classic 1K, it provides complete support for the MIFARE Classic value blocks.
MIFARE Plus SE is the choice for customers who want to switch to higher security while preparing for the future by introducing cards, ready for AES security, into the existing system environment.
MIFARE Plus SE cards are easy to distribute into running MIFARE Classic systems, since it uses a linear memory structure compatible to MIFARE Classic, and because MIFARE Plus SE supports all MIFARE Classic value-block operations in the Security Levels SL1 and SL3. MIFARE Plus SE stores its 128-bit AES keys on top of the data blocks. The optional AES authentication in SL1 enables efficient detection of cards not belonging to the system.