Features and specifications of the NTAG212 NFC chip

NTAG212 NFC Tag Specifications

The NTAG212 chip was launched in 2013 alongside the NTAG210, NTAG213, NTAG215 and NTAG216. The NTAG212 holds a similar amount of memory to the NTAG213 at 128 user 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.

The NTAG212 is very difficult to find and in reality doesn't have a particularly defined place in the market. Unless you are in the market for a very large quantity of tags, the price difference between the 213 and 212 will be nothing. In fact, because supply of the 212 is so rare, you might end up paying more for a chip that has less memory and less features.

Key Features

User Memory
128 Bytes
120 Chars*
Total Memory
164 Bytes

Key Specifications

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

Phone compatibility


Typical Use Cases

  • Vouchers
  • Ticketing

User Features

Total memory (bytes)164
User memory (bytes)128
Max URL (chars)120
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