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CAST IP Core Simplifies Smart Card Reader Integration

Friday 21 May 2004 19:10 CET | News

CAST has launched a new IP core that implements a Smart Card Reader interface and controller. The new CAST SCR-APB core acts as a communication controller, passing data between the host system and the smart card.

It supports industry-standard specifications (SO/IEC 7816-3:1997[E] and EMV96 3.1.1) and provides an interface to host systems using the popular AMBA Advanced Peripheral Bus (APB). The SCR-APB is fully featured, and can activate and deactivate cards, execute cold/warm resets, handle ATR response reception, and perform other essential functions. Designed for ASIC or FPGA implementation, it produces efficient results, requiring for example just 6,500 ASIC gates (TSMC 0.13). The SCR-APB core is available now; royalty-free pricing varies by configuration, and customers should contact CAST for details.


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