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Which NFC Chip?


We have various tags/stickers and products to choose from and within each of these products sits a very clever NFC chip. Each tag/sticker/product we sell has a built in integrated circuit (IC) which is a chip with an antenna. These IC’s have different names. We only use exceptional quality NXP chips in our products to give great performance: NTAG203, NTAG210, NTAG213, NTAG215, NTAG216, Ultralight C, Ultralight EV1, standard MIFARE® 1k EV1 and DESfire 4K and have listed these chips on the guide below to give further technical information.

All the products in our store are clearly marked with the type of chip housed in the product. The most commonly used and highly recommended NFC chip is the NTAG203/NTAG213 as this is compatible with all NFC devices and it has excellent scanning distances. Most of the products on our website have the NTAG203/NTAG213 chip however we can produce our products with the chip of your choice and can advise on the best IC to give your product maximum performance.

Please see the guide below to see which is the best chip to suit your project. For example, each chip can store different quantities of information, has a different scan strength, user memory, etc.

If you have any queries, please just give us a call.

Please find below details of the all the latest and very popular NTAG2xx range of chips:

NTAG2xx Range of ChipsNTAG203NTAG210NTAG213NTAG215NTAG216
Memory Size168 bytes80 bytes180 bytes540 bytes924 bytes
User Memory144 bytes48 bytes144 bytes504 bytes888 bytes
URL Length132 characters41 characters132 characters492 characters854 characters
Mobile Compatible (for use with all NFC devices)YesYesYesYesYes
What is this chip used for?Very popular, great performance chip, all round use in all products. Good scanning distance.Cost effective, thin and great for short URL's.Extremely versatile, set to replace NTAG203, excellent scanning distances and great performance.Great user memory capacity for longer text or URL's. Amazing user memory but more expensive than other chips. Recommended for use with vcards.
NFC Forum CompliantYesYesYesYesYes
NFC counterNoNoYesYesYes
Password ProtectionNoYesYesYesYes
**Scan Distance
(Scored out of 5)
UID MirrorNoYesYesYesYes

Please find below details of other chips available:

DESfire 4K
Memory Size64 bytes192 bytes1024 bytes4,000 bytes
User Memory46 bytes148 bytes716 bytes4,094 bytes
URL Length41 characters132 characters710 characters2,000 characters
Mobile Compatible (for use with all NFC devices)YesYesNoYes
What is this chip used for?Cost Effective
Short URL
Smart Poster
General NFC Use
Good Capacity but low scan distance with mobile phones. Can be encrypted.High Capacity Storage
More expensive option for specialised NFC uses. Excellent memory capacity.
NFC Forum CompliantYesYesNoYes
NFC CounterNoNoNoNo
Password ProtectionNoNoNoNo
**Scan Distances
(Scored out of 5)


** Scanning distance: Each type of NFC chip has a varying average scanning distance based on in house tests here at NFC Products. This means that one chip will have a shorter or longer scanning distance than another. We give a scan score out of 5 on all the tags shown above. Our scanning distances are scored as follows so you can choose the best chip to suit your project:

1=Poor   2=Average   3=Good   4=Very Good   5=Excellent

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