MiFare Classic (13.56MHz RFID/NFC) Card [1KB]

$3.77

Part Number:  AF-359
Brand:  Adafruit Australia

DescriptionThis is a blank 13.56MHz RFID/NFC card - often used for train/bus passes but also found in other systems where a proximity card is desired. The tag contains a small RFID chip and an antenna, and is passively powered by the reader/writer when placed a couple inches away. These can be read by almost any 13.56MHz RFID/NFC reader but make sure it can handle ISO/IEC 14443...
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Description

This is a blank 13.56MHz RFID/NFC card - often used for train/bus passes but also found in other systems where a proximity card is desired. The tag contains a small RFID chip and an antenna, and is passively powered by the reader/writer when placed a couple inches away.

These can be read by almost any 13.56MHz RFID/NFC reader but make sure it can handle ISO/IEC 14443 Type A cards as there are a few other encoding standards (like FeLica) They are tested and work great with both Adafruit's PN532 NFC/RFID breakout board and Adafruit NFC/RFID Shield for Arduino!

These chips can be written to & store up to 1 KB of data in writable EEPROM divided into banks, and can handle over 100,000 re-writes. You can use Adafruit's PN532 NFC/RFID breakout board or Adafruit NFC/RFID Shield for Arduino to read and write data to the EEPROM inside the tag. There is also a permanent 4-byte ID burned into the chip that you can use to identify one tag from another - the ID number cannot be changed.

These use a ISO/IEC 14443 Type A chipset, which used to be the 'classic' NFC chipset. In ~2014, the NFC forum decided not to support this chipset anymore, so newer phones do not support it. This only matters if you're trying to use this tag with a phone/tablet.

Technical Details

RFID chip specification:

  • 1 KiloByte (8 KiloBit) non-volatile EEPROM storage
  • Built in encryption engine with 48-bit key
  • 4 Byte unique identifier burned into the chip
  • 13.56 MHz frequency

Tag specification:

  • 85.5mm x 54mm x 1mm /3.36" x 2.1" x 0.03"
  • 6.3 grams / 0.2 oz
  • Works about 4" away from reader

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