The 2nd Step in your NFC project is to choose which NFC chip type will be used to write and distribute the NFC Tag record payloads you create.

Here are some practical guidelines for choosing the correct NFC chip for your project:

  • Make sure the NFC chip has enough memory capacity to store the NFC Tag records NDEF PayLoad you are going to encode.
  • Where possible, encode as little data as possible (shorten urls, and use concise text) to increase mobile application read/write performance and reliability.
  • Use a modern NFC chip that is readily available; they are better tuned for the antennas in NFC enabled devices.
  • Choose an IoT Nexus™ supported NFC Forum compliant chip from the list below when purchasing stickers, wristbands, cards…etc to ensure it will work on all NFC enabled devices.
DEVICE SUPPORT:

NFC CHIP SUPPORT MATRIX:

NFC Chip

Cost

Memory

Pre-NDEF
Formatted

Lockable

ISO

NFC Forum
Type

Notes

NXP MIFARE Ultralight C

144 bytes

No

Yes

14443

Type 2

Old, poor performance, do not use

NXP NTAG203

144 bytes

Yes

Yes

14443

Type 2

Not in production anymore, replaced by NTAG213

Kovio 2Kb

$$

116 bytes

Sometimes

OTP

14443

Type 2

Not in production

Innovision Topaz
(120b)

$$$

96 bytes

No

Yes

14443

Type 1

Old, limited availability, compatibility issues

Innovision Topaz
(512b)

$$

454 bytes

No

Yes

14443

Type 1

Old, limited availability, compatibility issues

NXP DESFire EV1
(2K)

$$$

2048 bytes

No

Yes

14443

Type 4

Specialty, not commonly used, expensive

NXP DESFire EV1
(4K)

$$$

4096 bytes

No

Yes

14443

Type 4

Specialty, not commonly used, expensive

NXP DESFire EV1
(8K)

$$$$

8192 bytes

No

Yes

14443

Type 4

Specialty, not commonly used, expensive

NXP Mifare
(1K)

752 bytes

No

Simulated

14443

Not Compliant

Old, not NFC Forum, do not use

NXP Mifare
(4K)

3440 bytes

No

Simulated

14443

Not Compliant

Old, not NFC Forum, do not use

NXP Mifare Mini

320 bytes

No

Simulated

14443

Not Compliant

Old, not NFC Forum, do not use, limited availability

ENTITIES:

  • NFC Tag (tds_nfctag)
  • NFC Tag Device (tds_nfctagdevice)
  • NFC Tag Device Configuration (tds_nfctagdeviceconfiguration)
  • NFC Tag Log (tds_nfctaglog)
  • NFC Tag Smart Poster Title (tds_nfctagsmartpostertitle)
PROCESSES:
  • IoT Nexus - Create Contact vCard NFC Tag
  • IoT Nexus - Create Facility/Equipment Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile Application App URL NFC Tag
  • IoT Nexus - Generate / Update Associated QR Code
  • IoT Nexus - Create CRM Organization 'Tap to Configure' NFC Tag
  • IoT Nexus - Update NFC Tag Latest Latitude Longitude
LICENSE DEPENDENCIES:
  • Core, Quick Response Code (QR)
SETTINGS:

Before creating any encrypted NFC Tags it is necessary to generate encryption keys for Dynamics 365 organization. Please Click Here for instructions.

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Create IoT Nexus NFC Tag

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