MIFARE DESFire Light card

MIFARE DESFire Light card
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The MIFARE DESFire Light card from NXP is a simplified, low-cost DESFire card, With a pre-defined file system. It is intended to support a single application, using the latest DESFire EV2 commands, with an upgrade path to the multi-application DESFire EV2 range. It can be used in various applications from access management to ticketing and loyalty. The MIFARE DESFire Light card operates at 13.56 MHz, according to ISO 14443A, and also complies with NFC standards. It has 640 bytes of total available memory, roughly equivalent to that on a legacy MIFARE Classic 1K card.

The MIFARE DESFire Light card comes with an impressive array of security options. The card supports up to five customer‑defined AES 128‑bit keys, mutual 3‑pass authentication, a transaction counter and a configurable secure messaging mode. Random ID and an anti-tear mechanism guarantee data integrity during contactless transactions. There is also an elliptic-curve-based 'originality signature' that identifies both the card and data origin. The hardware and software in DESFire Light chips have been certified to Common Criteria EAL4.

These cards typically operate at a distance of up to 5cm, depending on the power provided by the reader. The card can also be configured as an NFC forum type 4 tag, allowing it to interact with mobile devices with NFC card reading capabilities.

Please check that your systems are compatible with DESFire Light prior to ordering a large quantity of these cards. Legacy applications that use previous generation (DESFire EV1) commands and file structures may not work without some adjustment.

Supplied as blank, white, printable PVC cards to ISO standard size and thickness. Our cards contain only original NXP chips and use premium quality materials and production methods in order to ensure maximum performance, reliability and compatibility.

MIFARE DESFire Light card

Technical Specifications
EEPROM available memory: 640 bytes
Write-endurance: 200 000 cycles
Data retention: 10 years
Organisation: pre-defined file structure (compliant with MIFARE DESFire EV2)
- 3 standard data files (1 x 32 bytes and 2 x 256 bytes)
- 1 cyclic record file (4 records x 16 bytes)
- 1 value file for upper and lower limits in value operations
- optional Transaction Message Authentication Code file

Contactless Interface
Standards: ISO 14443A 1-4, NFC forum NFC Type 4
Frequency: 13.56MHz
Anticollision: bit-wise
Data rate: Up to 848 kbits/s
Operating distance: Up to 100mm

Unique Serial Number: 7 bytes, cascaded
Random Number Generator: Yes
Access keys: Up to 5
Access conditions: Per file
AES security: 128-bit
Anti-tear support: Yes
Transaction counter: Yes
Transaction protection: TMAC key
Secure messaging mode: Optional, CMAC or full enciphering
Originality signature: Yes
Certification: CC EAL4 for chip (both hardware and software)

Special features
Single application
Pre-defined file structure
Purse functionality: Value file

Manufacturer: NXP

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MIFARE DESFire EV1 4K card
Highly secure contactless card with non-proprietary encryption algorithm, suitable for multiple application types. 4K byte of memory. Operates at 13.56 MHz.
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COVID-19 UPDATE - July 2020

We are operating as normal while adhering to UK government guidelines for the safety of our staff and customers. Although some supply chains are disrupted, we are maintaining our normal level of stocks in our UK warehouse and continue to receive goods and ship orders on a daily basis, both nationally and internationally.

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