Introducing Mifare DESFire EV2 Access Card Tech (Learn More, Video)

A new generation of access card technology is now available, compatible with Gallagher’s extensive range of T-Series readers.

Delivering greater read range and exceptional credential security, DESFire EV2 creates a quicker and more user-friendly experience at the reader, while backwards compatibility and cost effectiveness offer immediate and ongoing business efficiency.


NXP has been working closely together with leading system integrators and solution providers to define and implement the next generation break through features which significantly enhance the customer experience whilst enabling new business models based on the next level of transaction security and private data protection.

The second evolution of MIFARE DESFire open architecture platform for smart cards offers superior performance, state-of-the-art security, privacy and enhanced multi-application support to enable new business models.

(NXP is offering eco-system partners the opportunity to think ahead and consider how their system solutions can be further elevated using a set of innovative features available on the MIFARE DESFire EV2 development platform. Courtesy of NXP MIFARE and YouTube)

The new MIFARE DESFire EV2 platform further increases flexibility and is also available on NXP’s SmartMX secure smart card platform used e.g. for contactless bank cards and secure elements for the use with NFC enabled mobile devices providing unrivaled end user experience in mobile ticketing.

Compared to MIFARE DESFire EV1 a MIFARE DESFire EV2 chip can hold as many different applications as the memory size supports and new applications can be loaded after the card has been deployed into the market.

A purse can even be shared between applications, for greater interoperability.

For a truly convenient touch-and-go experience, MIFARE DESFire EV2 offers increased operating distance compared to previous versions.

The 70 pF option enables read range optimizations of small antenna form factors.

MIFARE DESFire EV2 delivers the perfect balance of speed, performance and cost efficiency.

Its open concept allows for future seamless integration of other media such as smart paper tickets, key fobs and mobile ticketing based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

It is also fully compatible with the existing MIFARE reader hardware platform.

With MIFARE DESFire EV2, data transfer rates up to 848 Kbit/s can be achieved, making fast data processing possible.

Upgrade to DESFire EV2 credentials and you’ll not only enhance your overall security, it will also make it easier for you and your staff to get on with business as usual.

Credential Solutions

GallagherGallagher provides a range of cards and transponders for different reader technologies, as well as offering various encoding options.

You can customize your swipe cards with your own logo or message, manage cards with unique identifiers, and utilize the highest standard in contactless smart cards with MIFARE chip technology.

  • Encoding services are available to manage the issue of credentials
  • A range of credential types are supplied directly for immediate use
  • Full support for on-site encoding
  • Compatibility with the latest smart card technologies
  • Credentials for mobile devices with Gallagher Mobile Connect