NXP Semiconductors announced that its MIFARE Plus contactless smart card CPU IC (MF1PLUSx0y1) has been awarded Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security.
NXP has also announced the successful performance of MIFARE Plus in independent security reviews conducted by cryptography experts from the Ruhr-Universität in Germany and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
MIFARE Plus technology features 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and supports migration from existing MIFARE Classic implementations. The contactless microcontroller IC offers an upgrade path for system integrators and operators wishing to implement additional layers of security to their automatic fare collection, access management and micro-payment installations.
The Common Criteria certification validates correct implementation of the promised security features, evaluates attack resistance and allows systems integrators to assess the security quality of similar products.