NXP enables mobile ticketing for smart mobile devices

April 10, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
NXP Semiconductors has announced MIFARE4Mobile as an embedded applet to support mobile ticketing for the sizeable MIFARE Classic installed base.

MIFARE4Mobile is available now in NXP’s latest stacked PN65O, incorporating the bestselling PN544 NFC controller and recently enhanced SmartMX based P5 secure application platform (embedded secure element).

The MIFARE technology platform has become the most widely adopted contactless technology on the market and is an essential element in public transportation schemes, ticketing systems, loyalty programs, and access management as well as more than 40 other applications around the world. Through a comprehensive licensing program the MIFARE technology platform is available on several form factors, including embedded secure element, UICC SIM and micro SD, from different vendors.

Initially developed by NXP Semiconductors, MIFARE4Mobile is a technology which is used to manage MIFARE-based services such as transit ticketing, access management and loyalty, in NFC enabled mobile devices, from over-the-air installation to end-user interaction via the user interface of the mobile phone. MIFARE4Mobile is guided by the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group, which was formed by leading players in the NFC ecosystem in 2010, and is currently defining the next evolution of MIFARE4Mobile specifications. The upcoming specifications aim to support additional MIFARE technology platform products and compliance to global standards such as Global Platform.

The currently published MIFARE4Mobile specification is V1.01 and has the capability to serve MIFARE Classic based infrastructures. In its first MIFARE4Mobile applet implementation, NXP Semiconductors extended V1.01 features to allow for multiple service providers within one secure element.

NXP offers the only complete integrated solution with NFC radio, OS software stack, and SmartMX-based secure element derived from IC’s used in passports and bank cards and now including MIFARE4Mobile. MIFARE Classic customers benefit from enhanced user convenience and interactive experiences with high RF performance, security and flexibility when using their smart phone for payment and transportation.

NXP continues to enhance and develop solutions compliant with existing and future MIFARE4Mobile specifications. As additional MIFARE4Mobile versions are defined and specified, NXP will add enhanced versions to its future products allowing customers to use additional