NFC Chip

An NFC chip is the integrated circuit within an NFC tag that makes it perform NFC operations. There are several different NFC chip types available; each with its own features, performance, cost and availability. NFC chips do not work by themselves; they must be be attached to an antenna to form an NFC inlay. The ultimate performance of an NFC chip is determined by the NFC chip, the tuning of the antenna, the product the inlay is in and the device interacting with the NFC tag.

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Common Features

While there are several different NFC chip types, they tend to have a standard set of common features.

Additional Features

Some NFC chip types have special features. These features should only be used once fully understood and in specific environments as they are not standardized across all systems.

NFC Chip Types

There are many different NFC chip types available. Read how to choose an NFC chip type.

  • NXP MIFARE Ultralight
  • NXP MIFARE Ultralight C
  • NXP MIFARE Ultralight EV1
  • NXP NTAG203
  • NXP NTAG210
  • NXP NTAG210 Micro
  • NXP NTAG212
  • NXP NTAG213
  • NXP NTAG215
  • NXP NTAG216
  • NXP NTAG413 DNA
  • Broadcom Topaz
  • Broadcom Topaz 512
  • NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1 2K
  • NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1 4K
  • NXP MIFARE DESFire EV1 8K
  • NXP ICODE SLI
  • NXP ICODE SLIX
  • NXP MIFARE Mini
  • NXP MIFARE Mini CL2
  • NXP MIFARE Classic 1K
  • NXP MIFARE Classic 1K CL2
  • NXP MIFARE Classic 2K
  • NXP MIFARE Classic 2K CL2
  • NXP MIFARE Classic 4K
  • NXP MIFARE Classic 4K CL2
  • NXP MIFARE Plus
  • Kovio 2Kb
Updated on August 16, 2018

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