This is a blank MiFare Classic keychain fob - often used for electronic locks or customer identification but also found in other systems where a small and easy to carry tag is desired.
The tag contains a NXP S50 chip and an antenna, and is passively powered by the reader/writer when placed a couple inches away.
These can be read by almost any 13.56MHz RFID/NFC reader but make sure it can handle MiFare cards as there are a few other encoding standards (like FeLica). They are tested and work great with both our PN532 NFC/RFID breakout board and Adafruit NFC/RFID Shield for Arduino!
- These chips can be written to
- can store up to 1 KB of data in writable EEPROM divided into banks
- can handle over 100,000 re-writes.
- You can use our PN532 NFC/RFID breakout board or Adafruit NFC/RFID Shield for Arduino to read and write data to the EEPROM inside the tag.
- There is also a permanent 4-byte ID burned into the chip that you can use to identify one tag from another
- the ID number cannot be changed.
These use the S50 chipset, which used to be the 'classic' NFC chipset. In ~2014, the NFC forum decided not to support this chipset anymore, so newer phones do not support the MiFare classic. This only matters if you're trying to use this tag with a phone/tablet.
S50 chip specification:
- 1 KiloByte (8 KiloBit) non-volatile EEPROM storage
- Built in encryption engine with 48-bit key
- 4 Byte unique identifier burned into the chip
- 13.56 MHz frequency
- 38.39mm / 1.51" x 38.39mm / 1.51" x 5.04mm / 0.2"
- Works about 2" away from reader