NFC stickers size 19x12 mm with a NTAG213 chip are our smallest NFC stickers and they are especially suitable for the identification of small products made from non-metallic materials.
Since their antennae are very small, the operating range is even shorter than the usual NFC transponder (just a couple of centimeters) and some NFC devices are not able to read them.
The NTAG213 chip contains a 7 byte-long unique ID number which can be used as Product ID Number, and has a memory of 144 bytes that allows us to store 136 characters of data like:
“ID: ART123456789RE; Prod_Date:12.8.2021; Lot_No.:ML266543FT988G; Key_Parameters:15-A3-45-23-FE-67-54; Service_Date:12.9.2021; Status: OK”
When writing custom data to an NFC chip, you may use your custom security key and the content will be hidden from non-authorized users.
These NFC stickers can be used also for proof of ownership of various sporting equipment. The manufacturer can use an ID chip for manufacturing purposes and product tracking, and the user can store and lock ownership data like:
“This windsurfing board belongs to John Doe, 2803 Pike Street, San Diego, California, 92123, USA. If found, please call +1 858-597-5073.”
The chip ID is always easily readable with many NFC applications, and is visible to the public. The ID is usually used as an identifier which connects the product to the other information inside the manufacturer database.
NFC chip programming
The NFC chips can be programmed even with regular NFC mobile phones (Android and newer iPhones). To program NFC tags with a mobile phone, you can use free applications like NFC Tools, NXP Tag Writer, and other NFC apps.
The chip encoding is quite simple. If you use an app NFC Tools
you have to click “Add Record” – select a feature you want to use, write your data, and press “Write.”
NFC Tools has many other useful features like “Copy tag,” “Erase tag,” “Lock tag,” “Read memory,” ” Format memory,” “Set password,” “Remove password,” and some other commands for advanced users.
For a mass programming, we recommend using a encoder ACR1252U
and software like the desktop version of NFC Tools.
The programmed chips can be locked with a password, and the chip cannot be preprogrammed by other unauthorized users. The data retention time for these chips is 10 years.
Reading test for NFC stickers size 19x12 mm with a NTAG213 chip
We tested these stickers with different kinds of readers and measured the reading distances. This is not an official test, but was made to inform you about what reading distances you may expect with your application.
The reading distance between the RFID card and the reader is affected by many different factors, like the size of the antennas and quality of the chips, the interferences of metal, and electromagnetic signals, etc.
Technical specification for 19x12 mm-sized NFC stickers with a NTAG213 chip
NFC chip: NTAG213 (NFC Type 2)
Chip manufacturer: NXP Semiconductors
Protocol: ISO/IEC 14443 Type A.
Data Retention time: 10 years
Frequency: 13.56 MHz
Reading distance: up to 3 cm (it depends reader capabilities)
Dimensions: 19x12 mm
Material: Plastic, PET
These NFC stickers are not suitable for mounting on metallic materials. If you need to paste your stickers on metal, check our products with anti-metal protection.
Technical documentation for chips NTAG213 and software tools are available here:
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