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January 15, 2013

MIFARE Classic 1KBytes Contactless Cards

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Written by: chipsilicon_wp


  • Contactless transmission of data and energy(No battery needed)
  • Operating distance :Upto 100mm(Depending on antenna geometry)
  • Operating frequency:13.56MHz
  • Fast data transfer:106kbit/s
  • High data integrity:16 bit CRC, parity,bit coding,bit counting.
  • True anticollision
  • Typical ticketing transaction:<100ms(including backup management)


  • 1K byte organized in 16 sectors with 4 blocks of 16 bytes each.
  • User definable access conditions for each memory block.
  • Data retention of 10 years.
  • Write endurance 10000 cycles


  • Mutual three pass authentication(ISO/IEC DIS9798-2)
  • Data encryption on RF-channel with relay attack protection
  • Individual set of two keys per sector(per application) to support multi-application with key hierarchy
  • Unique serial number for each device
  • Transport key protects access to EEPROM on chip delivery.

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