MIFARE reader ICs
NXP IC solutions for contactless reader systems
NXP offers an extensive portfolio of innovative, cost-effective contactless reader ICs that support a broad range of applications, including public transport, eGovernment, payment (POS) terminals, access management, smart metering, logistics, and supply-chain management.

Key features
–ISO / IEC 14443 and ISO / IEC 15693 compliant
–NFC Reader compliant
–MIFARE TM Crypto1 support
–Compatibility with all established NXP MIFARE and SmartMX smart card ICs
–Compatibility with NXP ICODE smart tag and label technologies
–Baud rate of up to 848 Kbit/s
–SO32 and HVQFN32 packages

Key benefits
–Proven solutions from an industry leader
–Widest selection of options
–Very broad range of applications
–Backwards compatibility with previous generations
–Standards-based development MIFARE highlights
–NXP engineers invented and launched the first MIFARE card and reader solutions in 1994
–Since then, NXP has been first to market with more than ten breakthrough MIFARE innovations
–Today, more than 650 cities in more than 50 countries have adopted MIFARE solutions
–More than 1 billion cards, 800 million tickets, and 20 million readers have been sent to market

NXP’s contactless reader portfolio offers the most comprehensive selection on the market. The solutions are based on worldwide standards, including ISO/IEC 14443 and ISO/IEC 15693, and provide all the components necessary for a complete system. The reader ICs are fully compatible with NXP’s smart card IC technologies, including MIFARE Ultralight TM, MIFARE Ultralight TM C, MIFARE 1K, MIFARE 4K, MIFARE Plus TM, MIFARE DESFire TM, MIFARE DESFire TM EV1, and SmartMX, and work with NXP’s smart tag and label technologies, such as ICODE UID-OTP, ICODE SLI-S, and ICODE ILT. NXP’s leading-edge reader ICs are already being used in advanced applications around the world, such as road tolling, metering, POS terminals, access management, and more.NXP continues to drive the market, with active involvement in regulatory bodies such as the FCC, CE, PayPass / EMVCo and ICAO. NXP also addresses environmental requirements, using technology and product innovation to contribute to a better environment.

The MIFARE pedigree
NXP MIFARE interface platform is the industry standard for contactless ticketing solutions. With more than 20 million reader core components, 800 million ticket ICs and 1 billion card ICs sold, MIFARE is a proven and reliable technology, and represents the largest installed base worldwide. Compliant with the ISO 14443A international standard, MIFARE ensures that today’s infrastructure can easily be upgraded. It lets service providers expand their transportation networks and integrate additional services – such as payment systems for taxi fares, cinema and theatre tickets, loyalty programs, access management and parking – while reducing the total costs of operations. MIFARE evolves. NXP’s latest innovations in MIFARE such as the MIFARE Ultralight C, MIFARE Plus and
MIFARE DESFire EV1, bring your application to the next level of security, performance and convenience.

Smart solutions for smart services
ISO 14443 / ISO 15693
NXP Contactless Reader Systems

  Reader Ics             Evaluation Systems
Product Features MF RC500 MF RC530 MF RC531 CL RC632 SL RC400 MF RC522 MF RC 523 MF EV700 SL EV400 CL RD 701 MF EV710 MF EV852
Product Family Name “Micore I” family “Micore I I” family “Pegoda”   10 x ”Pegoda”    
Operating distance typ. [mm] 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm 80 mm 80 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm
Antenna  -  -  -  -  -  -  - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FIFO depth [byte] 64 byte 64 byte 64 byte 64 byte 64 byte 64 byte 64 byte n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Host interface 8-bit parallel 8-bit parallel, SPI 8-bit parallel, SPI 8-bit parallel, SPI 8-bit parallel SPI, I²C, RS232 SPI, I²C, RS232 USB USB USB USB; Ethernet, JTag
(with additional
connection board)
USB; Ethernet, JTag
(with additional
connection board)
RF Interface                        
Analog interface fully integrated fully integrated fully integrated fully integrated fully integrated fully integrated fully integrated CL RC632 SL RC400 CL RC632 RC523 RX852
Carrier frequency [MHz] 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz 13.56 MHz
Modulation 100% ASK 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK 10% & 100% ASK
Baudrate ISO 14443 [kbit/s] 106 kbit/s 106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
 - 106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
848 kbit/s,
106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
848 kbit/s,
106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
 - 106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
848 kbit/s,
106 kbit/s,
212 kbit/s,
424 kbit/s,
848 kbit/s,
Baudrate ISO 15693 [kbit/s]  -  -  - 1.66 kbit/s,
26.5 kbit/s,
53 kbit/s,
1.66 kbit/s,
26.5 kbit/s,
53 kbit/s,
 -  - 1.66 kbit/s,
26.5 kbit/s,
53 kbit/s,
1.66 kbit/s,
26.5 kbit/s,
53 kbit/s,
1.66 kbit/s,
26.5 kbit/s,
53 kbit/s,
 -  -
Baudrate ISO 18000-6-B and  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
EPC class 1 Gen2  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Standards & Protocols                        
NFC Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISO 14443 A Yes Yes Yes Yes  - Yes Yes  - Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISO 14443 B Yes Yes Yes Yes  -  - Yes  - Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISO 15693  -  - Yes Yes Yes  -  - Yes Yes Yes  -  -
MIFARE Classic protocol  -  -  - Yes  - Yes Yes  - Yes Yes Yes Yes
ICODE 1 protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  -  - Yes Yes Yes  -  -
EPC protocol  -  -  - Yes Yes  -  - Yes Yes Yes  -  -
ISO 18000-6B  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Security Features                        
MIFARE Classic Yes Yes Yes Yes  - Yes Yes Yes  - Yes Yes Yes
Exception Sensors V, f V, f V, f V, f V, f V, f V, f  -  -  - V, f V, f
Additional Product Information                        
Supply voltage digital [V] 5 3.3 or 5 3.3 or 5 3.3 or 5 5 2.5 … 3.6 2.5 … 3.6 5 5 5 5 5
Supply voltage analog [V] 5 5 5 5 5 2.5 … 3.6 2.5 … 3.6  -  -  -  -  -
Power down mode current,
typ. [μA]
2 2 2 2 2 1 1 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Wake up time [μs] 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Temperature range [°C]  -25/+85  -25/+85  -25/+85  -25/+85  -25/+85  -25/+85  -25/+85  0/+70  0/+70  0/+70  0/+70  0/+70
Package SO32 SO32 SO32 SO32 SO32 HVQFN32 HVQFN32  -  -  -  -  -
Approvals                        
EMC n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. CE, FCC CE, FCC CE, FCC CE, FCC CE, FCC
Software Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes