NFC Chip Types

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Comparison Matrix

The following is a comparison of the commonly used NFC chip types for Connected Things applications. There are many more NFC chip types available, but they are old, uncommon or not often used for Connected Things applications.

NFC ChipTypeMemoryNDEF FormatFeaturesNotes
NXP NTAG210Type 248 bytesPre-NDEF Formatted7 byte UID; lockable; originality signature; password protection; UID mirroringNDEF formatted version of Ultralight EV1; small user memory
NXP NTAG213Type 2144 bytesPre-NDEF Formatted7 byte UID; lockable; originality signature; password protection; UID mirroring; counterPopular NFC chip type
NXP NTAG215Type 2504 bytesPre-NDEF Formatted7 byte UID; lockable; originality signature; password protection; UID mirroring; counterPopular in gaming; larger memory version of NTAG213; use only when additional memory is required
NXP NTAG216Type 2888 bytesPre-NDEF Formatted7 byte UID; lockable; originality signature; password protection; UID mirroring; counterLarger memory version of NTAG213; use only when additional memory is required
NXP NTAG203Type 2144 bytesPre-NDEF Formatted7 byte UID; lockable; counterOriginal product in NTAG2xx series; replaced by NTAG213
NXP MIFARE Ultralight
(MF0ICU1)
Type 248 bytesNDEF Formattable4 byte UID; lockableOld; insecure; limited availability; do not use unless required
NXP Ultralight EV1
(MF0ULx1)
Type 248 bytesNDEF Formattable7 byte UID; lockable; originality signature; password protectionModern version of Ultralight
NXP ICODE SLIX
(SL2S2002, SL2S2102)
Type 5112 bytesNDEF Formattable8 byte UID; lockable; password protectionLonger range when used with applicable device
NXP ICODE SLIX2
(SL2S2602)
Type 5316 bytesNDEF Formattable8 byte UID; lockable; originality signature; password protectionModern version of SLIX; longer range when used with applicable device
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