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Near Field Communication (NFC) MIFARE DESFire EV1 Tag Authentication Reference Design


MIFARE DESFire EV1 is an ISO14443A RFID transponder and an NFC Type 4A Tag Platform that is used in many NFC and RFID security applications due to the ability it has to operate in the clear or operate as a secure transponder using AES Encryption. This design uses the TI AES library along with a MSP430G2553 LaunchPad+DLP-7970ABP BoosterPack to provide a simple demonstration of a cost effective reader system solution for AES authentication of MIFARE DESFire EV1 tags.Sample code described in this design can be downloaded from the design guide.

  • Features NFC Reader firmware designed for the AES authentication of MIFARE DESFire EV1 TagsAllows users to easily change the AES keys used for authenticationProvides a cost effective solution by using the Value Line MSP430G2553Firmware is portable to other microcontrollers.This reference design is tested and includes firmware: schematics: and User's Guide.
Product Categories


Part Number Name Companion Part
MSP430F1612 MSP430F1612 Buy Datasheet
MSP430G2553 MSP430G2553 Buy Datasheet
TPD2E001 TPD2E001 Buy Datasheet
TRF7960A TRF7960A Buy Datasheet
TRF7963A TRF7963A Buy Datasheet
TRF7964A TRF7964A Buy Datasheet
TRF7970A TRF7970A Buy Datasheet
TUSB3410 TUSB3410 Buy Datasheet

User Guides

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
MIFARE DESFire EV1 AES Authentication With TRF7970A30 Dec 2014Multiple Files 

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