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NFC Forum Tag Type 1-5

Choose the Right NFC Tag Type 

NFC Forum Type 1 Tag

NFC Forum Tag 1 Type is based on the ISO14443-A standard.

Slowest for data transfer rate, but more user memory.

NFC Tag type 1 is cost-effective and ideal for simple NFC applications.

NFC Forum Type 2 Tag

NFC Forum Tag 2 Type is based on the ISO14443-A standard.

The Type 2 tag is read & re-write capable and users can configure the tag to become read-only.

The typical Tag Type 2 IC are NXP® Ntag® series and MIFARE® Ultralight series. 

NFC Tag Type 2 tag is a more cost-effective choice with enough functionality at the right price to meet market needs.

NFC Forum Type 3 Tag

The Type 3 tag is based on the Sony FeliCa system.

A complex tag that provides a wide range of functionality but also comes with higher pricing. 

The typical Tag Type 3 IC is SONY Felica Lite-S. 

NFC Forum Type 4 Tag

The NFC forum Type 4 tag is defined to be compatible with ISO14443 A and B standards also provides support for ISO 7816 security. 

NFC type 4 are pre-configured at manufacture and they can be either read / re-writable or read-only, also it allows for self-modification of NDEF content.

The typical Tag Type 4 IC are NXP Desfire® series and ST25TA series. The applications for Tag Type 4 normally are payment and security.

NFC Tag Type 5 is based on the RFID technology defined by the ISO/IEC 15693 specification.

ISO/IEC 15693 was originally developed to enable a longer RF operational range that up to 1.5 meters. 

The typical Tag Type 5 IC are NXP ICode® series and ST25TV series by STMicroelectronics.

The applications for Tag Type 5 normally are library books, packaging and the projectrequest longer reading distance.

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