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Smart Card Reader


Product Description

Today, smart cards are used in a wide variety of applications from healthcare to personal finance. They are ever-increasing in popularity due to their convenience and security. Generally, smart cards are about the size of a credit card with an embedded IC for storing data.

The Smart Card Reader provides a low-cost solution for reading and writing data to contact memory-based smart cards and is compatible with both the BASIC Stamp and Propeller microcontrollers. Four mounting holes are provided for installation in your application and a card detect switch allows for easy detection of smart card insertion.

Product Features

  • Low-cost solution for reading and witing data to standard smart cards
  • Mounting holes included for use in applications
  • Compatible with most memory-based smart cards (not compatible with microprocessor-based smart cards)
  • Card detect switch allows detection of smart card insertion
  • Dual-row SIP header for breadboard stability
  • Easy interface to both the BASIC Stamp and Propeller microcontrollers

Technical Details

  • Power Requirements: 2.7 - 5.5 VDC
  • Communication: Dependent on protocol of smart card used
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.05 in (7.5 x 5.2 cm)

Applications Ideas

  • Security systems
  • Data storage
  • Tracking systems
  • Identity authentication

For more information please visit our documentation page: http://simplytronics.com/products/ST-00019

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