LEGIC® Sets Standard for Contactless Smart Card Market

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, expands its range of contactless smart card technologies.

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, the leading supplier of contactless smart card technologies for personal identification applications, with over 1 million modules sold and 70 million credentials in use in over 50,000 systems around the world, once again has in 2006 set the standard for the contactless identification market through the release of its ATC128-MV210 crypto transponder chip and through the expansion of its LEGIC advant product line to battery powered applications.

Introduced in 2006, the ATC128-MV210 crypto transponder chip meets the need for a secure low-memory and cost-effective transponder in the 13.56 MHz area. With a user memory of 128bytes – enough to typically house 3 applications – the new transponder is designed for basic access control and leisure applications such as event ticketing and leisure passes. The ATC128-MV is a full member of the LEGIC advant product family and has the same high security and functionality level like all other LEGIC advant transponders. The ATC128-MV210 crypto transponder chip is fully compatible with the international ISO 15693 standard.

By expanding the reader chip functionality of its LEGIC advant product line to battery-powered applications, LEGIC now offers a cost-effective alternative for stand-alone contactless physical access. Using a new and unique “low power” feature enables energy-efficient contactless door lock solutions. Until now, such stand-alone solutions (which repetitively power-down and wake-up the lock/card reader, thus saving energy) required the installation of expensive and bulky mechanical switches or infrared sensors as an energy-saving alternative to the wired “always on” readers.

Beyond saving energy, this contactless solution is cost-effective (the simplified circuit reduces development and production costs) and can greatly extend battery life, under certain circumstances of up to 200 times and thus reduce maintenance and servicing. The system is compliant with the FIPS 201 US Government Personal Identity Verification specifications.

LEGIC advant is LEGIC’s most advanced product line for state-of-the art high security and multi-applications including access control, personal identification, biometrics, IT access compliant with ISO 15693, ISO 14443 and LEGIC RF standards.

LEGIC advant® Crypto Transponder Chips
The LEGIC advant transponder series offers a wide selection of crypto memory transponder chips for contactless ISO14443 A and ISO15693 applications.
All transponder types provide the same powerful security and application management. A wide choice of memory sizes and ISO standards is available for basic single applications up to comprehensive all-in-one-card solutions. All transponders have a standardised application interface.
The transponder chips use LEGIC’s unmatched Master Token System ControlTM for easy multi-application, high security system control and data protection.

LEGIC advant transponder chip LEGIC advant ATC128-MV
RF standard ISO15693
Memory size 128 byte
Typical use 1-2 applications:basic access,leisure/re-creation,ticketing



Contactless Interfaces: 13.56 MHz, ISO14443 A or ISO15693 compliant.
Memory: memory sizes from 128 bytes up to 4096 bytes. Segments and read/write privileges can be dynamically defined from 16 up to 3680 bytes per application.
Multi-Application: easy plug & play multi-application for up to 127 applications.


– System security & control and key management based on physical tokens (LEGIC Master-Token System Control). Physical token based security avoids insecure passwords and directly translates into true system control for the system owner.
– Encrypted data transfer and encrypted data storage can be defined per application (DES, 3DES, LEGIC encryption).
– All LEGIC transponder chips contain a unique transponder ID (UID) and come with LEGIC SafeID feature (authenticated UID) for enhanced trust. Cross-type API: a common API for all LEGIC advant transponder types is provided for easy and time efficient design-in.

Chip LEGIC advant ATC128-MV
ISO standard ISO/IEC 15693
Memory size* 128 byte
UID 8 byte
SafeID yes
Range** up to 70 cm
Key management (per app.) MTSC
Data transfer encryption
(per application)
LEGIC encryption
Data storage encryption
(per application)
LEGIC encryption
Cryptographic authentication
(per application)
96 bit
Max. number of applications 8
Memory segmentation dynamic
Application segment size 16-128 byte
Data retention 10 years
EEPROM cycles 100,000
Baud rates up to 26.48 kbps
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