Understanding MIFARE Ultralight Cards

Understanding MIFARE Ultralight Cards

by Mike Boehm on May 09, 2023

The MIFARE Ultralight is a type of contactless Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card that belongs to the broader family of MIFARE cards developed and produced by NXP Semiconductors. 

These cards are designed for various applications in the fields of transportation, access control, event ticketing, and more. The MIFARE Ultralight product family comprises three distinct products, Ultralight EV1, Ultralight C, and Ultralight AES, each with their specific features and use cases. 

MIFARE Ultralight cards are widely used for various applications where secure identification and data transfer are required, such as: 

  • Event ticketing – Due to their low cost and ease of use, MIFARE Ultralight cards are ideal for managing entry to concerts, sports events, conferences, and exhibitions. 
  • Public transportation – These cards can be used as single or limited-use tickets for buses, trains, and trams, providing a seamless and efficient user experience. 
  • Loyalty programs – Businesses can employ these cards for customer reward schemes, tracking purchases, and offering personalized promotions and discounts. 
  • Limited-use prepaid cards – These cards can be employed as disposable or short-term prepaid cards for various services, such as mobile top-ups, vending machines, or public transportation.

For more information or to purchase Mifare Ultralight EV1 compatible cards and key fobs