MIFARE Classic® EV1 1K - 4K

  • Not Recommended for New Designs
  • This product is not recommended for new designs. Instead, we recommend to use our MIFARE® DESFire® Light IC.

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MIFARE, RF Interface (ISO/IEC 14443 A)

  • Contactless transmission of data and supply energy (no battery needed)
  • Operating distance: Up to 100mm (depending on antenna geometry)
  • Operating frequency: 13.56 MHz
  • Data transfer: 106 kbit/s
  • Data integrity: 16-Bit CRC, parity, bit coding, bit counting
  • Anti-collision
  • Typical ticketing transaction: < 100 ms (including backup management)


  • 1 kB - 4 kB, organized in 16 sectors with 4 blocks of 16 bytes each (one block consists of 16 bytes)
  • User-definable access conditions for each memory block
  • Data retention of 10 years
  • Write endurance 100.000 - 200.000 cycles


  • Mutual three-pass authentication (ISO/IEC DIS 9798-2)
  • An individual set of two keys per sector (per application) to support multiapplication with key hierarchy
  • A unique serial number for each device

Delivery options

  • Die on wafer
  • Bumped die on wafer
  • MOA4 or MOA2 contactless card module


Quick reference to our documentation types.

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Design Resources

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4 hardware offerings

  • Evaluation and Development Boards

    Pocket NFC Reader Writer

  • Evaluation and Development Boards

    NFC Nutshell KIT

  • Test Bench

    CISC NFC Xplorer inline

  • Test Bench

    CISC NFC Xplorer

Engineering Services

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