MIFARE Ultralight Nano
Rev. 3.1 — 7 September 2016
Product data sheet
1. General description
NXP Semiconductors developed the MIFARE Ultralight Nano MF0UN(H)00 for use in a
contactless smart ticket, smart card or token in combination with a Proximity Coupling
Device (PCD). The MF0UN(H)00 is designed to work in an ISO/IEC 14443 Type A
compliant environment (see Ref. 1). The target applications include single trip or limited
use tickets in public transportation networks, loyalty cards or day passes for events. The
MF0UN(H)00 serves as a replacement for conventional ticketing solutions such as paper
tickets, magnetic stripe tickets or coins. It is also a perfect ticketing counterpart to
contactless card families such as MIFARE DESFire or MIFARE Plus.
The MIFARE Ultralight Nano is succeeding the MIFARE Ultralight ticketing IC and is fully
functional backwards compatible. Its enhanced feature and command set enable more
efficient implementations and offer more flexibility in system designs.
The mechanical and electrical specifications of MIFARE Ultralight Nano are tailored to
meet the requirements of inlay and paper ticket manufacturers.
1.1 Contactless energy and data transfer
In a contactless system, the MF0UN(H)00 is connected to a coil with a few turns. The
MF0UN(H)00 fits the TFC.0 (Edmondson) and TFC.1 (ISO) ticket formats as defined in
The MF0UN(H)00 chip, which is available with 17 pF or 50 pF on-chip resonance
capacitor, supports both TFC.1 and TFC.0 ticket formats.
An intelligent anticollision function allows more than one card to operate in the field
simultaneously. The anticollision algorithm selects each card individually. It ensures that
the execution of a transaction with a selected card is performed correctly without
interference from another card in the field.