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 Chips||NTAG203||NTAG210||NTAG213||NTAG215||NTAG216|
|Memory Size||168 bytes||80 bytes||180 bytes||540 bytes||924 bytes|
|User Memory||144 bytes||48 bytes||144 bytes||504 bytes||888 bytes|
|URL Length||132 characters||41 characters||132 characters||492 characters||854 characters|
|Mobile Compatible (for use with all NFC devices)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|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 Compliant||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
(Scored out of 5)
Please find below details of other chips available:
|Memory Size||64 bytes||192 bytes||1024 bytes||4,000 bytes|
|User Memory||46 bytes||148 bytes||716 bytes||4,094 bytes|
|URL Length||41 characters||132 characters||710 characters||2,000 characters|
|Mobile Compatible (for use with all NFC devices)||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|What is this chip used for?||Cost Effective|
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 Compliant||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|**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