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Convenient and easy to use. High throughput and fast transaction times. High security. Strong information protection. Strong contactless device security. Sophisticated “on-chip” processing. Authenticated and authorized information access. Sophisticated, secure processing for biometrics. Strong support for information privacy. High durability and reliability. Usability in harsh or dirty environments. Form factor flexibility. Application flexibility. International standards-based technology.
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Contactless smart cards use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to wirelessly communicate with a card reader. A copper or aluminum antenna is connected to an integrated circuit (chip) and then securely laminated inside the plastic card body under high heat and pressure. Contactless smart cards range from simple memory cards with low security and non-volatile memory structure up to high security crypto-processor cards and Java / Native operating system (OS) cards. 
 

  Product type   RFID contactless smart Card
  Material   PVC or clear PVC or ABS or PETG
  Size   28.5*54mm, 85.5*54mm, 114*54mm, 140.5*54mm,  CR80 etc.
  Thickness   0.5mm, 0.76mm, 0.86mm, or on demand
  Protocal    ISO 14443 typeA, ISO15693, ISO11784
  Antenna   Aluminum etching antenna
  Common chip   S50, S70, FM1208, FM11RF08, TK4100, EM4100, EM4200, EM4305, T5577.
  Temperature   -20 to 80℃
  R/W Cycles   Up to 100000 cycles
  Reading Distance   3-10 cm (Depending to the reader or antenna design)
  QR code printing   Customized
  Color   CMYK printing on both sides
  Overlay   laminate on card body to protect print ink
  Surface finish   glossy,frosted,matt,UV ink
  Barcode printing   Code39, code128, code25,EAN8, EAN13
  Design format   PDF/AI/CDR/PSD/EPS/INDD outlined format
  Printing   Offset Printing (CMYK Printing, Spot-color Printing); 
  Silk-screen Printing
  Specail Craft   Gold/silver plated
  Hot Stamping: hot gold/silver/laser foil
  Laser silver/gold
  Code: thermal code (white/black); 
  Spot jet code /inkjet printing code(black );UV code; 
  Convex code(large/small; gold/silver); 
  Laser engrave code (golden). 
  Sequential number/series number; personalized number.
  Signature Panel: white, brown, gray,etc
  Barcode : 39 barcode, 13 barcode, 128 barcode; QR code.
  Protecting Film/ Security Hologram: laser film/
  Hologram overlay, protective film
  Others: carving, protrait, anti-fack logo, UV logo, laser logo, labeling, 
  watermark,etc

A contactless smart card (Proximity card)can be read without inserting it into a reader device, as required by earlier magnetic stripe cards such as credit cards and contact type smart cards. Held near an electronic reader for a moment they enable the identification of an encoded number. The reader usually produces a beep or other sound to indicate the card has been read. Contactless smart cards come in three distinct frequency ranges:
 
125khz Low Frequency Cards (LF)
 
Low frequency smart cards are predominantly used in identification and access control applications. LF cards have lower read range and communication speeds than other contactless smart card types and the most common chips offer low-cost and low-security solutions where a simple UID or identification key is required. Due to the shape of their waves, LF cards are less affected by other radio signals and materials in the environment such as water or metal which makes them a reliable choice in industrial environments. Common 125khz / 134khz cards offered by Mycardtech include:
 
EM4100 / EM4200: Simple read-only chip with 128 bit factory programmed UID used in access control, anti-counterfeiting and logistics.
 
TK4100: Simple read-only chip with 128 bit factory programmed UID used in access control, anti-counterfeiting and logistics.
 
EM4450 / EM4550: Read/Write chip with 1Kbit EEPROM and password protection used in ticketing, access control and prepayment devices.
 
ATA5577 / T5577: Read/write chip with 363bit EEPROM and write protection, used in access control, hotel keycards, logistics and gaming.
 
Hitag 1: Read/Write chip with 2Kbit EEPROM used in logistics, asset tracking, industrial ID and automation.
 
Hitag 2: Read/Write chip with protected 256bit EEPROM and multi-tag operability used in logistics, asset tracking, casino gaming and industrial automation.
 
Hitag S: Read/Write chip based on Hitag 1 available in 256bit and 2048bit options used in logistics, asset tracking, brand protection and automation.
 
 
13.56Mhz High Frequency Cards (HF)
 
High frequency is the most diverse category of contactless and RFID smart card and is used extensively for college / university ID cards, in access control and identification, as retail payments and loyalty cards, and in transport and ticketing. 13.56Mhz HF cards are covered by ISO/IEC 14443A/B or ISO/IEC 15693 standards and range from simple fixed memory to high security Java and PKI processor cards. With medium read range and high data communication speeds, HF cards  are the choice for applications that require secure communication and large amounts of data to be shared between card and reader. Common 13.56Mhz cards offered by Mycardtech include:
 
MIFARE® / MIFARE DESFire® : 
MIFARE Classic® EV1 1K, MIFARE Classic® EV1 4K
MIFARE Classic® 1K, MIFARE Classic® 4K
MIFARE® Mini
MIFARE Plus® S 2K, MIFARE Plus® S 4K
MIFARE Plus® X 2K, MIFARE Plus® X 4K
MIFARE Ultralight® EV1, MIFARE Ultralight®, MIFARE Ultralight® C
MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 2K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 4K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 8K
MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 2K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 4K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 8K
 
Icode SLI: ISO 15693 chip with 1024bit EEPROM and password protected read/write.
 
Icode SLI-S: ISO 15693 chip with 1280bit EEPROM and password protected read/write.
 
Icode SLI-X: ISO 15693 chip with 896bit EEPROM.
 
Icode SLI-X2: ISO 15693 chip with 2528bit EEPROM and password protected read/write and 16bit counter.
 
SRT512: ISO 14443B chip with 512bit EEPROM and write protection.
 
SRi512: ISO 14443B chip with 512bit EEPROM including 160bit OTP memory and write protection.
 
SRi2k: ISO 14443B chip with 2048bit EEPROM including 160bit OTP memory and write protection.
 
SRi4k: ISO 14443B chip with 4096bit EEPROM including 160bit OTP memory and write protection.
 
SRiX4k: ISO 14443B chip with 4096bit EEPROM including 160bit OTP memory and write protection and proprietary anti-cloning tech.
 
LRi1K: ISO 15693 chip with 1024bit EEPROM and high (up to 1.5m) read range.
 
LRi2K: ISO 15693 chip with 2048bit EEPROM and high (up to 1.5m) read range.
 
LRiS2K: ISO 15693 chip with 2048bit EEPROM plus password protection and high (up to 1.5m) read range.
 
LRiS64K: ISO 15693 chip with 65536bit EEPROM plus password protection and high (up to 1.5m) read range.
 
Texas Instruments TI Tag-it HF-I: ISO 15693 chip with 64bit factory-programmed UID and 256bit EEPROM user programmable memory.
 
Texas Instruments TI Tag-it HF-I Plus: ISO 15693 chip with 64bit factory-programmed UID and 2048bit EEPROM user programmable memory.
 
Texas Instruments TI Tag-it HF-I Pro: ISO 15693 chip with 64bit factory-programmed UID and 256bit EEPROM user programmable memory including password write/password kill function.
 
Legic Prime MIM256: ISO 14443"F" chip with 256byte EEPROM and proprietary Legic RF protocol.
 
Legic Prime MIM1024: ISO 14443"F" chip with 1024byte EEPROM and proprietary Legic RF protocol.
 
Infineon my-d vicinity SRF 55V02P: ISO 15693 and ISO 18000-3 chip with 2.5Kbit EEPROM and both plain and secure modes.
 
Infineon my-d vicinity SRF 55V10P: ISO 15693 and ISO 18000-3 chip with 10Kbit EEPROM and both plain and secure modes.
 
Infineon my-d move SLE 66R01LN: ISO 14443A chip with 576bit EEPROM.
 
Infineon my-d move SLE 66R01PN: ISO 14443A chip with 1216bit EEPROM.
 
Atmel AT88SC0808CRF: ISO 14443B chip with 1024byte EEPROM and 256byte configuration zone with cryptomemory and 64-bit Mutual Authentication Protocol.
 
Atmel AT88SC1616CRF: ISO 14443B chip with 2048byte EEPROM and 256byte configuration zone with cryptomemory and 64-bit Mutual Authentication Protocol.
 
Atmel AT88SC3216CRF: ISO 14443B chip with 4096byte EEPROM and 256byte configuration zone with cryptomemory and 64-bit Mutual Authentication Protocol.
 
Atmel AT88SC6416CRF: ISO 14443B chip with 8192byte EEPROM and 256byte configuration zone with cryptomemory and 64-bit Mutual Authentication Protocol.
 
13.56Mhz High Frequency Cards (HF)
 
NFC chips use the same 13.56Mhz frequency as all other high frequency cards but follow the strict NFC Forum Compliance Standard to ensure that they are compatible with any NFC phone or device. The NFC standard is based on ISO 14443, Sony's FeliCa, and ISO 18092 and was created to ensure a secure form of data exchange between card and reader. Common NFC cards offered by Mycardtech include:
 
NTAG203: Early NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 168byte memory. Cost effective and can encode up to 132 total characters.
 
NTAG210: Limited availability NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 80byte memory. Cost effective and good read range, can encode up to 41 total characters.
 
NTAG213: Replacement for NTAG203 - NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 180byte memory. Cost effective and excellent read range, can encode up to 132 total characters.
 
NTAG215: Limited availability NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 540byte memory. Good read range and can encode up to 492 total characters.
 
NTAG216: Higher priced NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 924byte memory. Good read range and can encode up to 854 total characters.
 
Topaz 512: NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 512byte memory. Good read range and can encode up to 449 total characters.
 
MIFARE Ultralight®: NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 64byte memory. Cost effective with good read range and can encode up to 41 total characters.
 
MIFARE Ultralight® C: NFC Forum Type 2 tag with 192byte memory and encryption. High price with low read range and can encode up to 132 total characters.
 
Infineon my-d NFC SLE 66R16P: NFC Forum Type 2 tag 2048byte EEPROM and up to 1024bytes NFC memory.
 
Infineon my-d NFC SLE 66R16P: NFC Forum Type 2 tag 4096byte EEPROM and up to 2048bytes NFC memory.
 
 
850-960Mhz Ultra High Frequency Cards (UHF)
 
UHF follows the EPCglobal Gen2 standard and uses the 850—960Mhz frequency band to provide fast data transfer rates and much longer read ranges (up to 10m) compared to either LF or HF cards. UHF labels and tags are used extensively in warehousing and goods tracking while UHF cards are popular for location and attendance tracking applications. UHF is negatively affected by materials in the environment such as metals and liquids, but is the best choice for applications that require a long read range and simultaneous reading of a large number of tags. Common UHF chips offered by Mycardtech include:
 
Alien Higgs 3: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 96—480bit EPC memory, 512bit user memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection.
 
Alien Higgs 4: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 128bit user memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection and pre-encoded with unalterable enterprise-wide serialization scheme.
 
NXP UCODE 7: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory and 96bit UTID.
 
NXP UCODE 7m: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 96bit UTID.
 
NXP UCODE I2C: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 160bit EPC memory, 3328bit user memory and 96bit UTID with two independent UHF interfaces and ability to link to I2C interface.
 
NXP UCODE G2iM: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128-448bit EPC memory, 640-320bit user memory and 96bit UTID with memory read protection and ability to segment memory into open, protected, and private modes. Also has ability to conditionally reduce read range based on activation condition defined by user.
 
NXP UCODE G2iL: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection.
 
NXP UCODE G2iL+: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection and tag tamper alarm and ability to conditionally reduce read range based on activation condition defined by user.
 
Impinj Monza 4D: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 96bit UTID with support for omni-directional antennas.
 
Impinj Monza 4E: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with up to 496bit EPC memory, 128bit user memory and 96bit serialized TID with support for omni-directional antennas.
 
Impinj Monza 4QT: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 512bit user memory and 96bit serialized TID with support for omni-directional antennas and ability to create a separate public and private (password protected) data profile on the same chip.
 
Impinj Monza 5: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with up to 128bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 48bit serialized TID.
 
Impinj Monza R6: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 96bit EPC memory and 48bit serialized TID.
 
Impinj Monza R6-P: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with up to 128bit EPC memory, 64bit user memory and 48bit serialized TID.
 
Impinj Monza S6-C: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 96bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 48bit serialized TID with one way fail-safe counter for ticketing and metering applications.
Application:
The market for these cards is growing rapidly due to obvious benefits such as ease of use, speed and versatility. 
Popular applications include, but are not limited to, public transport for fare payments, access control, cashless vending, parking, loyalty, e-purse, gambling, road toll, student, employee ID’s in government and corporate environments, e-passports and other secure travel documents, and cards for cashless payment.