As the number-one supplier of semiconductor-based ID solutions, NXP has assembled a best-in-class portfolio of NFC solutions under the smart NTAG® product portfolio. We offer the broadest selection of passively powered, semi-passive and connected ICs, with standout performance across the proximity operation range and every level of security and interactivity. So, customers can find the right fit for their application, now and in the future. NTAG ICs are fully NFC Forum and ISO/IEC compliant, to ensure maximum interoperability with NFC infrastructure.

NTAG for Smart Inlays and Tags

Building on NXP’s long-standing leadership in NFC, our NTAG 21x passively powered IC solutions work seamlessly with our NFC reader ICs, which are used in more than 90 percent of all NFC-equipped mobile handset models. NTAG 21x NFC solutions can store NDEF-formatted data, making them fully compatible with every NFC-enabled phone and the entire ISO/IEC 14443 infrastructure for contactless smartcards. Our NTAG 21x IC portfolio features best-in-class RF performance, a range of memory sizes, a scale of security options and many smart interactivity features - ready for the next generation of inlays and tags. Fast, seamless and easy to use RF interfaces make the NTAG 21x IC portfolio particularly well suited for many NFC tagging applications being launched worldwide: direct consumer interaction, secure brand protection, protection, authentication and configuration of consumables and accessories, document authentication, smart toys and gaming, and much more.

NEW! NTAG 413 DNA is the latest addition to the NXP NTAG portfolio, offering high-level security features, such as cryptographic authentication and unique authentication with each tap, enabling more advanced product protection, plus more dynamic user experiences.

Featured Products

NTAG for Smart Electronics Devices

The NTAG 21xF products offer - on top of the functionality of NTAG 21x products - field detection and SLEEP mode, as well as a small footprint package that focuses particularly on electronic applications (i.e. connection handover, Bluetooth simple pairing, Wi-Fi protected set-up, device authentication, gaming and others).

The NTAG I²C is the first product of NXP’s NTAG family offering both contactless and contact interfaces. In addition to the passive NFC Forum compliant contactless interface, the IC features an I²C contact interface which can communicate with a microcontroller. An additional externally powered SRAM mapped into the memory allows fast data transfer between the RF and I²C interfaces and vice versa, without the write cycle limitations of the EEPROM memory. Additionally, the NTAG I²C product can also supply power to external (low power) devices (e.g., a microcontroller) via the embedded energy harvesting circuitry.

NTAG for Smart Sensing Devices

The NTAG SmartSensor extends NXP’s NFC portfolio of passive NFC tags and smart electronic devices.

The NTAG SmartSensor devices are single-chip solutions combining NFC smartphone connectivity with autonomous sensing, data processing and logging. The NTAG SmartSensor is easy to use in an application by simply adding an NFC antenna and a battery. The devices are also versatile and can be easily combined with other companion chips like radios or sensor solutions. NXP SmartSensors are optimized for temperature monitoring, medical usage compliance, and other advanced ambient condition monitoring.

Like the rest of NXP’s NTAG products, they work seamlessly with our NFC reader ICs, which are used in more than 90% of all NFC-equipped mobile handset models. The NTAG SmartSensor communicates via NDEF-formatted data.

Internet of Things

As the lines between the physical and digital worlds continue to blur, NXP’s NTAG products offer seamless and powerful IoT connectivity solutions. On-item electronics can connect products to the web, by simply tapping products with an NFC phone, or placing them on or near smart reader devices. The IoT is based on securely collecting IDs and data from such devices and communicating them to the cloud, where products have their own addressable digital profiles and can exchange data in real time.

Features

NTAG for Smart Inlays and Tags: NTAG for Smart Electronic Devices: NTAG SmartSensor:
  • ISO/IEC 14443-A & NFC Forum Type 2 Tag compliant for maximum interoperability with NFC infrastructure
  • Unique 7-byte identifier (UID)
  • Multiple memory options from 48 – 888 bytes to support simple, complex and multi-purpose applications.
  • Integrated ECC-supported NXP originality signature to verify tag and data origin. Some ICs have an option of customer specific (programmable) signatures
  • Configurable 32-bit password to protect data stored on the tag
  • UID ASCII mirror, which maps the IC unique identifier number as an ASCII encoded string to a stored NDEF message to simplify tag serialization
  • A 24-bit NFC counter, along with an ASCII mirror to improve tag usage metrics
  • Protection of tag memory by read-only mode
  • Fast read command to speed up tag registration in inline processes such as product label manufacturing
New! NTAG 213 Tag Tamper
  • Tamper detection with once-opened status (open loop), permanently stored into tag memory
  • Currents status detection (open/closed) for extra dual-state applications
New! NTAG 413 DNA
  • Fully ISO/IEC 14443A & NFC Forum Type 4 Tag compliant
  • AES128 cryptographic authentication
  • SUN (Secure Unique NFC message) - ensuring unique response for each tag interaction with NFC devices
  • Tamper-resistant secure hardware
  • Fully NFC Forum tag type 2 compliant
  • Multiple memory options from 144 – 1904 Bytes
  • Same dedicated smart media features as NTAG 21x (NFC counter,UID mirror, password authentication, Originality signature…)for NTAG 21xF
  • Fast read command to speed up tag registration in inlineprocesses such as print media or product labelmanufacturing
  • Field detection for low power Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Pairing(NTAG F only)
  • Contact Interface (I²C) for dual interfacecommunication (NTAG I²C only)
  • ISO14443 NFC interface, fully NFC Forum tag type 2 compliant
  • Open ARM Cortex-M0+ allows flexibility and application customization
  • LPCXpresso-based SDK with example applications for streamlined application development
  • Large non-volatile memory invisible from the NFC interface, allows customers to implement application-specific access control privileges
  • Integrated PMU allows operation from battery or harvested from the NFC interface
  • Low leakage battery switch controlled in software, allowing battery connection during production
    • Battery-powered application with NFC command, no mechanical switch needed
  • Various multiplexed IO interfaces available
    • Digital GPIO
    • Analog GPIO
    • SWD
    • I2C
    • SPI
  • Sensor and Sensor interface options
    • Temperature sensor
    • ADC
    • DAC
    • Current sensor

Target Applications

Product Applications

NTAG 21x

Consumer Interactive Marketing

  • Consumer engagement pre-/post-purchase
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Authentication & conifguration of consumables
  • Smart toys and gaming

NTAG 213 Tag Tamper

  • Tamper-proofing and refill fraud protection
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Contextual messaging based on product status
  • Deeper consumer engagement pre/post retail

NTAG 413 DNA

  • Advanced anti-counterfeiting
  • Document authenticity
  • Truly unique user experiences
  • Protected monetary offers e.g. vouchers, loyalty
  • Verified physical presence
  • Secure event access
  • Secure log-in to web (two-factor authentication)

NTAG 213F

NTAG 216F

Consumer Interactive Marketing

  • Smart advertisement
  • Bluetooth Simple Pairing
  • Call requests
  • SMS requests
  • Goods authentification
  • Loyalty (vouchers, coupons)
  • Gaming

NTAG I²C

Consumer Interactive Marketing

  • Goods and device authentification
  • Advanced device pairing (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi)
  • Connection handover
  • Maintenance
  • Offline diagnostics
  • Gaming
  • Device calibration/configuration

NHS31xx

  • Smart logistics
    • Cold Chain monitoring
    • Parcel change of state logging – temperature, humidity, shock, tilting, vibration or tampering
  • Patient and medicine adherence
    • Usage and dosage event tracking in injection pens, inhalers and other medical drug delivery devices
    • Smart blisters with active or passive pill removal detection
    • Smart pill boxes
  • Personal healthcare
    • Smart wound blisters – measuring temperature and wound hydration
    • Skin care – hydration, UV-light exposure
  • Smart packaging
    • Usage event tracking – time since first opening of a product container, how often opened, last opening
    • Parameter sensing – temperature, humidity, light exposure
    • Tamper detection
    • Fill level detection of containers and bottles
  • Data logging
    • Event triggered or periodic sensing of state or data readout of connected external sensors powered and controlled by the NTAG SmartSensor
  • Process control
    • Monitoring of the parameters relevant for the quality of a product during production and treatment
    • Environmental sensing in agriculture for crop growth – temperature, hours of sun, soil humidity
  • Animal tagging
    • Health condition sensing of temperature and activity
    • Food and drink event logging

The NTAG family offers various memory sizes and special features to allow the user to select the best cost-benefit option for a particular application. The following ICs are unpackaged (e.g. bare die, available in wafers), intended for use in inlays.

Features

NTAG 210 Micro

NTAG 210

NTAG 212

NTAG 213

NTAG 213 Tag Tamper

NTAG 413 DNA

NTAG 215

NTAG 216

Standard

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 4

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

Memory

User Memory

48 bytes

48 bytes

128 bytes

144 bytes

144 bytes

160 bytes

504 bytes

888 bytes

Write Endurance

100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

500,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

Data Retention

10 years

10 years

10 years

10 years

10 years

50 years

10 years

10 years

RF Interface

Frequency

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

Baud rate

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

424 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

Anti-collision

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

Operating Distance

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

Input capacitance

17 pF/50pF

17 pF

17 pF

50 pF

50 pF

70 pF

50 pF

50 pF

Security

Unique Serial Number

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

Write Protection

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Originality signature

Yes (customer programmable)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Programmable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Password protection

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cryptography

AES128 cryptography (3 keys), SUN (Secure Unique NFC) message, Optional: Mutual authentication, Secure communication

Special Features

Others

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror, External tamper loop connection for once opened detection, Current loop status command, customizable (programmable) originality signature

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror, SUN – secure unique NDEF message, NFC tap counter, Flexible mirroring offset for UID, NFC tap counter and 128-bit AES based CMAC
AES128 cryptography (3 keys), Tamper-resistant secure hardware

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror

Delivery form

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

bumped wafers on FFC (120µm/75µm, 8"), UV tape, laser diced

The NTAG family offers various memory sizes and special features to allow the user to selectthe best cost-benefit option for a particular application. The following packaged ICs areintended to be soldering on a PCB and include such options as a Field Detect, PowerHarvesting, and even bidirectional I²C serial communication.

Features

NTAG I²C

NTAG216F

NTAG213F

Standard

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

ISO/IEC14443 Type A, NFC Forum Type 2

Memory

User Memory

888 - 1904 bytes

888 bytes

144 bytes

Write Endurance

200,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

Data Retention

20 years

10 years

10 years

RF Interface

Frequency

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

13.56 MHz

Baud rate

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

106 kbits/s

Anti-collision

bit-wise

bit-wise

bit-wise

Operating Distance

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

up to 100 mm

Input capacitance

50 pF

50 pF

50 pF

Contact Interface (I²C)

Frequency

100 or 400 kHz

-

-

Security

Unique Serial Number

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

7 bytes, cascaded

Write Protection

Blockwise

Blockwise

Blockwise

Originality signature

No

Yes

Yes

Password protection

No

Yes

Yes

Special Features

Others

Energy harvesting, configurable field detection pin, Fast read, PassthroughMode

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror, Configurable Fielddetection pin, Sleep mode

UID ASCII mirror, Fast Read, NFC counter, NFC counter mirror, Configurable Fielddetection pin, Sleep mode

Delivery form

XQFN8

HXSON4

HXSON4