TopCard Smart DESFire 4k EV2 – Pack of 100

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MIFARE® DESfire – upgrade of the original 4k Classic RFID card. EV2 benefits from better operating distance and allows unlimited applications.

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If you require enhanced security and faster processing then it is worth considering Mifare DESfire cards, choose from EV1 and EV2.  Please contact your system provider before upgrading from Mifare Classic to Mifare DESfire to check they have updated their software to support it.

Our trusted TopCard brand offers quality at an affordable price and these Mifare DESFire 4k contactless cards with NXP technology are no exception, plus we offer EV1 and EV2 options.

With radio frequency they can be used with a huge variety of access control systems and applications such as contactless ticketing, payment at vending machines or event ticketing.   

The contactless chip inside each card operates at 13.56mhz, with a super-fast processing speed of up to 848 Kbits per second. The cards also come with a 4K byte memory size enabling it to hold multiple applications.

TopCard Mifare DESfire 4K is compatible with all brands of plastic card printer and supplied in high quality, dust free packaging ready to print. The true whiteness of these cards is perfect for overprinting in colour or mono.

Choosing between TopCard Mifare Desfire 4K EV1 and EV2 – what is the difference?

Even though most of the functionalities between EV1 and EV2 versions remain the same, there are some advantages offered by EV2 that may be worth considering.

EV1 can hold up to 28 different applications and 32 files per application, the file size can be determined when created.  EV2, however, can hold an unlimited number of applications. 

The EV2 card begins to read sooner, while it is still moving toward the reader, this can make the transaction seem faster. (Depending on the reader power and antenna design).

Means you could purchase EV1 cards now and upgrade to EV2 later or vice versa because EV2 cards are compatible with EV1 readers.

EV1 and EV2 offer the same AES-128 encryption for data transactions. However, EV2 offers new security provisions along with multi-application features for better security.  EV2 is certified with EAL5+ security, this is the same level of security as the chips used in e-passports and banking cards. Proximity check – the EV2 card can confirm to the reader that it is indeed near that reader and not a remote data stream from a hacker.


TopCard Mifare DESFire EV1TopCard Mifare DESFire EV2
ISO/IEC 14443 A 1-4YesYes
ISO/IEC 7816-4 supportExtendedExtended
EEPROM data memory2/4/8KB2/4/8/16/32KB
Flexible file structureYesYes
NFC Forum Tag Type 4YesYes
Unique ID7B UID or 4B RID7B UID or 4B RID
Number of applications28As many as memory size supports
Number of files per app3232
Data rates supportedUp to 848 Kbit/sUp to 848 Kbit/s
Crypto algorithms supportedDES/2K3DES/
CC certification (HW+SW)EAL 4+EAL 5+
Delegated Application Management (Multi-Application)Yes
SUN (Secure Unique NFC Message)
Transaction MAC per appYes
Multiple keysets per appUp to 16 keysets
Multiple file access rightsUp to 8 keys
Inter-app file sharingYes
Transaction Timer
Virtual Card ArchitectureYes
Proximity CheckYes
Delivery typesWafer, MOA4, MOA8,  1FF (ID-1) & 2FF (SIM)Wafer, MOA4, MOA8,  1FF (ID-1) & 2FF (SIM)
mifare cards

Mifare RFID cards have a very slight 7mm x 5mm indent where the chip is embedded inside the card. It’s only visible if you hold the card up to the light and look carefully, generally it’s positioned within a 20mm x 20mm area in the top left-hand corner. If you are printing onto the cards then please be aware that the print head on some ID card printers may miss this 7mm x 5mm chip area and leave a blank space. If that happens then you’ll need to adjust your card layout to accommodate not printing on top of the chip area. Another option is to purchase pre-printed Mifare Cards from us with your background design already in place, so all you do is print on the personalisation. Or instead use a retransfer ID card printer as it does not print directly onto the card. If you’d like a quote for either or a sample card to test then please contact us.

How much is delivery?

Orders over £100 – FREE*
Orders under £100 - £8.50

*Free delivery applies to orders placed and paid for online only.
**Delivery is free if the NET order total exceeds £100. NET being the cost of the order before VAT is applied.)

A standard delivery charge of £24.95 is applicable for parcels up to 10kg to the following areas : Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scottish Islands, Scottish Highlands and Channel Islands. Please proceed with you order, then we will be in touch to arrange payment of the difference.

For shipments to other countries please contact us for a quotation on 029 2070 8702.

How will my order be delivered?

We will send using a secure trackable signed for courier, 20 or less printed plastic cards will be posted Royal Mail 1st Class.

When will I receive my order?

Stock Orders:

We aim to despatch items as quickly as possible, order by 12:00pm and delivery will be 1-2 days

Printed Personalised Orders:

We will be in touch with a delivery date, from proof approval generally looking at (working days):

Staff ID Cards - 2 days
Membership cards - 7-14 days
Lanyards and fabric wristbands - 2-3 weeks
Tyvek wristbands - 5-7 days
Visitor books - 1-2 weeks

Where do I send my artwork / logo for printed personalised orders?

Please email files / images along with your order number to:
Don’t worry we will be in touch to discuss and arrange a proof before printing.

Need your order in a hurry?

If you have a time commitment we will always endeavour to help, please call us on 029 2070 8702

What is your return policy?

If you are not happy with the items purchased you have 14 days to return them to us for a full credit of the goods, provided they are in a resaleable condition. Please return to: The Edge Systems Limited, Windsor Place, Penarth, Cardiff, CF64 1JL.