NXP Launches Next-Generation Smart Paper Ticketing IC

NXP Launches Next-Generation Smart Paper Ticketing IC 
MIFARE Ultralight EV1 With Industry's First Three Independent
Counters Enables Flexible Tariff Schemes and Multi-Operator Mode 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 --  NXP
Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the MIFARE
Ultralight EV1, its next generation of contactless paper ticketing
ICs. The MIFARE Ultralight EV1 is an optimized 'smart paper' ticket
IC with unique features which enable transport operators to enjoy
more flexibility in ticketing and tariff schemes, extending options
for limited-use applications and ensuring more reliable system
The MIFARE Ultralight EV1 is a non-cryptographic product which
addresses the demand for low-value or disposable tickets. Leveraging
smart paper tickets, transport operators can offer day passes or
limited-use tickets for tourists and occasional travellers.
Additionally, smart paper tickets enable public transport operators
to run a fully integrated contactless system with only one reader
infrastructure for cards and tickets, freeing them from the need to
maintain systems for both mag-stripe and barcode-based tickets. As
well as reducing overall system and maintenance costs, the MIFARE
Ultralight EV1 enables easy integration of multiple services such as
tourist day passes and improves interoperability with the contactless
reader infrastructure, which is largely based on NXP's reader ICs.  
The new features of MIFARE Ultralight EV1 -- such as three
independent 24 bit one-way counters -- are enabling transport
operators to integrate flexible ticket tariff schemes through
enhancing trip counting, reloading, limited stored values and expiry
date management.  
One application example is the use of multiple counters for a zone-or mileage-based tariff scheme in a check-in / check-out system.
Another application is the smart combination of trip- and
reload-counting. In addition, a new 32-bit password protects data
from being accessed without authorization. The NXP 'originality
signature' enables vendor verification of each single IC -- this
contributes to a more reliable system and allows transport operators
to identify and reject tickets which are not qualified to work in the
specific application.  
According to the late
st report from ABI Research about drivers and
trends in the contactless ticketing market, the total smart paper
ticketing market will continue to grow in the next five years with an
annual growth rate of 18.6%. The main reasons for this are the
increase in contactless ticketing solutions with a much higher
replacement rate than frequent rider cards, and the growing adoption
of contactless ticketing systems worldwide.  
NXP leads in the contactless paper ticketing market with 87% market
share, and in the overall transport ticketing market with a market
share of 73%. NXP is the industry's only provider of complete
identification as well as transit ticketing solutions, from low-end
ticketing to high-end secure controller platforms such as the
corresponding reader ICs and SAMs. 
"Our MIFARE product portfolio is designed to support transport
operators running efficient contactless ticketing systems in order to
bring more convenience to their passengers. Our products are defined
by market and system requirements, and are built on our experience
with more than 650 cities around the world using MIFARE," said Ulrich
Huewels, vice president and general manager, business line card
security, NXP Semiconductors. "The new MIFARE Ultralight EV1 is a
prime example of this approach, where we are defining the features
required by smart cities of tomorrow together with leading solution
providers. We enable operators to increase the quality of their
services while at the same time reducing system complexity." 
The MIFARE Ultralight EV1 will be introduced at the CARTES exhibition
in Paris (Nov 6 - 8), where NXP will be showcasing trusted smart life
solutions at booth 4J027. Product samples are already available. 
MIFARE Ultralight EV1 Highlights:  

--  48 byte or 128 byte freely programmable user memory
--  Three 24-bit counters to support state of the art ticketing
--  Fast-read command to retrieve multiple memory pages with a single
--  Backwards compatible to MIFARE Ultralight
--  17 pF input capacitance
--  High RF performance
--  Configurable 32-bit password protection of user memory
--  Configurable limit of unsuccessful authentication attempts
--  NXP originality signature
--  75 um or 120 um thin bumped wafer delivery form
--  Supports the virtual card architecture for media type identification

 NXP MIFARE(TM) is the leading open architecture
technology platform for contactless ticket, card and reader
solutions. With more than 50 million reader core components and 5
billion smart card ICs sold, MIFARE is a proven and reliable
technology and represents the largest installed base worldwide.
Compliant with the ISO / IEC 14443 international standard, MIFARE
ensures that today's infrastructure can easily be upgraded. It
enables service providers to expand their transportation networks and
to integrate additional services such as payment systems for taxi
fares, cinema and theatre tickets, loyalty programs, access
management and parking, all while reducing the total costs of
operations. In addition, MIFARE4Mobile(TM) guides the successful
extension of the MIFARE technology platform into NFC enabled devices.
About NXP Semiconductors 
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provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions
that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface,
Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used
in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless
infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing
applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more
than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011.
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