NXP achieves EAL 5+ security on its MIFARE SmartMX2 Card platform - Embedded.com

NXP achieves EAL 5+ security on its MIFARE SmartMX2 Card platform


NXP Semiconductors N.V. has just received certification for EAL5+ security clearance for its SmartMX2 technology for secure smart cards based on MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESFire EV1 functionality.

To certified at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 5+, said Ulrich Huewels, senior vice president and general manager, secure identification solutions, NXP Semiconductors. means that its MIFARE-based designs can be used in a variety of high security applications, including security for electronic health cards or identity cards with a combination of payment and access functionality and/or open up doors to develop new secure services in banking, e-Government identification, transportation, micro payments, loyalty tracking and more.

“Advanced security is paramount as smart cards quickly transition to all encompassing, multiple-application cards,” Huewels said.

Supported by the MIFARE Flex framework, the SmartMX2 family offers developers the convenience of a ready to use solution with the flexibility of a full set of MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESFire protocol parameters.

He said system designers will also able to optionally use NXP’s common criteria (CC) certified crypto library modules to build their secure applications. Three different certified SmartMX2 platform types support all MIFARE Plus and/or MIFARE DESFire EV1 card data variations and can even be configured with MIFARE Classic to optimize the use of existing infrastructures.

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