MIFARE® DESFire® Light

MIFARE_DESFIRE_LIGHT

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Features

RF Interface & Communication Protocol

  • Contactless interface compliant to ISO/IEC 14443A-2/ -3/ -4
  • Support of ISO/IEC 7816-4 communication frames for highest interoperability with mobile and wearables
  • Low power consumption (Hmin) enabling operating distances of up to 10 cm
  • Support of fast data rates: 106 kbit/s, 212 kbit/s, 424 kbit/s, and 848 kbit/s
  • Support of double size (7-byte) Unique Identifiers (UID) and optionally Random ID (RID) according to ISO 14443-3
  • Configurable communication frame size to support up to 128 bytes
  • Fast start-up time for reliable and robust detection of MIFARE DESFire Light in legacy terminals
  • Support of ISO 7816-4 wrapped commands compliant to a subset of MIFARE DESFire EV2 commands

Memory Organization

  • 640 bytes user memory, equivalent to available user memory on legacy MIFARE Classic 1kB product
  • Data retention of 10 years and write endurance of minimum 200.000 cycles
  • File system compliant to ISO/IEC 7816-4 with one predefined Directory File (DF) and a set of Elementary Files (EF)
    • Three standard data files, one with 32 bytes and two with 256 bytes
    • One cyclic record file of 4 records of each 16-byte record size
    • One value file for value operations including upper and lower limits
    • Optional Transaction Message Authentication Code (TMAC) file for transaction protection
  • File system compliant with MIFARE DESFire EV2 file system
  • User-configurable file naming enabling compatibility to legacy systems and NFC Type 4 Tag compliant configurations

Security and Privacy

  • Common Criteria certification: EAL4 for both Hardware and Software
  • Secure messaging compliant to standard AES according to NIST Special Publication 800-38A and 800-38B
    • Optional enhanced side-channel attack protection using LRP wrapped AES operation according
    • Secure messaging compatible with a subset of MIFARE DESFire EV2 secure messaging
  • Five customers defined AES 128-bit keys including key versions
  • Optional Random ID for enhanced privacy
  • Individual AES 128-bit TMAC key for enhanced transaction protection
  • Transaction counter limit to limit the number of transactions with the application
  • 3-pass mutual authentication
  • Flexible access control configurable per file (EF)
  • Individual key configuration for Read (R) / Write (W) / ReadWrite (RW) / Configuration
  • Configurable secure messaging communication mode
    • Plain communication
    • CMAC protected for message integrity protection
    • Full Enciphered plus CMAC for full encryption of complete data transferred through the contactless interface
  • ECC-based NXP originality signature
  • AES-based originality keys leveraging the LRP wrapped AES authentication

Specific Features

  • Transaction-oriented automatic anti-tearing mechanism
  • Configurable ATS information for card personalization
  • Functional compatibility with MIFARE DESFire EV2 for easy integration of applications designed on MF2DL(H)x0 into flexible multiapplication solutions
  • High input capacitance (50 pF) for small form factor design available

Design Resources

Documentation

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Hardware

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

Software

1 software file

Note: For better experience, software downloads are recommended on desktop.

Engineering Services

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