Features and specifications of the NTAG210 NFC chip

NTAG210 NFC Chip Specifications

The NTAG210 chip was launched in 2013 alongside the NTAG213, NTAG212, NTAG215 and NTAG216. The NTAG210 has a limited amount of memory at 40 bytes and while it has some more features than the original NTAG203 chip, it's not as full featured as the NTAG213, NTAG215 or NTAG216. However, there were also a number of technical changes on the NTAG210 over the first generation NTAG203 including a thinner 75µm chip format and an increase in expected data retention to 10 years. Importantly, NXP also added an originality signature feature which helped detect counterfeit NTAG series chips.

Not to be confused with the NTAG210µ which was released a couple of years later. In reality, NFC.Today would regard the NTAG210 as a slightly odd choice of chip. It's more expensive than the simple NTAG210µ, but very few users would ever require the features such as the password protection. If you want a cheap, high ScanStrength chip, NFC.Today would suggest you look at the NTAG210µ rather than this NTAG210.

Key Features

User Memory
48 Bytes
40 Chars*
Total Memory
80 Bytes

Key Specifications

Brand NXP
Chip Series NTAG
NFC Forum Type 2
Availability Low
ScanStrength High

Phone compatibility


Typical Use Cases

  • Asset Tags
  • Access Control
  • Object Identification
  • Product Information
  • Round Management
  • Marketing
  • PLCR
  • Access Control

User Features

Total memory (bytes)80
User memory (bytes)48
Max URL (chars)40
UID (bytes)7
ECC signature
32-bit password
UID ASCII mirror
Scan Counter-
Counter ASCII mirror-

Technical Specifications

Chip thickness75 µm / 120 µm
NFC ForumType 2
Operating Freq.13.56 Mhz
Data Trans. Rate106 kbit/s
Input Capacitance17pf
Fast read
Data retention (years)10
Write endurance (cycles)100,000
StandardISO/IEC 14443 A
Release date2013