NXP has launched the new generation of their NTAG series NFC tag authentication chips. named NXP NTAG 424 DNA, it will be available in both regular and tamperproof versions. DO RFID tag manufacture is good partner of NXP, so they produced the NTAG® 424 DNA NFC Tags soon, Through a good partnership with NXP, DO RFID tag manufacturer are bringing to market advanced NFC products using IoT-ready chips delivering proven, protected communication on contactless interfaces. Strong security and interoperability are the main pillars for faster adoption of NFC in IoT applications.
NTAG 424 DNA NFC Tags use NXP’s state-of-the-art secure authentication chip With the new Tamper Detection, introducing security, privacy, and trust for NFC IoT applications while providing the most efficient method of digitally connecting products. The new tags leverage the native security mechanism within the attack-resistant certified chip and are designed for use in secure IoT applications, including anti-counterfeiting for brand protection, document authentication, secure supply chain traceability (i.e., product origin and provenance), authorized data access, and trusted customer engagement, including loyalty programs.
The NTAG 424 DNA and 424 DNA TagTamper chips work with all NFC-enabled devices, including Android™ and iOS®, and support real-time authentication based on AES-128 encryption, similar to one-time tokens. The chips come with enhanced privacy features to support the latest regulation for privacy-protected user data and also enable a three-pass mutual authentication scheme. The TagTamper version adds tamper-proofing, enabling applications to determine if a product has been tampered with or damaged. Both chip models are hardware-certified against Common Criteria EAL4 for hardware and software.
The new chip is marketed towards and is likely to be adopted by, a very broad range of industries including fashion, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and electrical appliances.
NTAG 424 DNA TagTamper variant also includes a tag tamper loop which can permanently record any break in the loop. This operates in the same way as the NTAG213 TT chip and provides a simple system of detecting tampering in product packaging.
The NTAG413 DNA contained a great set of features but was not widely adopted. There were two reasons for this. First , the cost of the NTAG413 DNA was relatively high, coming in three to four times the price of standard NFC chips.
Second , The software factor creates a barrier to adoption which, for a product that is not widely adopted, is a hurdle too far for many companies. In essence, the whole authentication system – the tag, the supply, the software – needs to be easy and frictionless. As easy as buying and using regular NFC tags. Right now, it’s not.
DO RFID tag manufacture provide innovative RFID card, NFC tag, and NFC tag inlay, RFID transponder portfolio for smart identities and security to the IoT, features unique form factors and different shapes and finishes and is available as RFID dry inlays, NFCwet inlays, NFC printed labels, RFID tickets, PVC cards, and more. The new Tamper Detection NTAG 424 DNA Tag just received certification proving full conformance with NFC Forum specifications.