Mixed signal ASIC for Smart Card interface
Innovative technology strengthens competitive position in smart card readers
Technologies used

    Mixed Signal ASIC

Industrial sector (PRODCOM code)
    30 Computers and other information processing equipment

A major element of a Card Reader is the Smart Card interface. Till now Smart Card Interfaces manufactured by ORGA Kartensysteme and other major market competitors have been constructed only with discrete logic. However taking into consideration the facts of both, available space and cost, part of the ISO 7816/3 functionality, which is an international standard for Smart Card interfaces, could not be fulfilled. The aim of this Project is a Smart Card Interface with mixed-signal ASIC. The complete functionality of the interface was to be achieved with an interface as small as possible. Therefore EMC Emission had to be minimised and in spite of the conformity to national and international standards simplified.

During this Experiment a technology transfer is done to ORGA. Based on this know-how the design and the application of the new technology will be trained and used. It will be done by the contracted Institute in conjunction with the Proposer. This new know-how and the experience from the FUSE project will enable the Proposer to implement and use this technology in future products. It is planned to have an payback period of 12 months and a ROI of about 500%. It seems to be possible, based on customer forecasts and promised orders for selling the ASIC stand alone.


    ORGA Kartensysteme GmbH
    An der Kapelle 2
    D-33104 Paderborn

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Mixed Signal ASIC technology provided ORGA Kartensysteme GmbH with the means of improving its products and enhancing its market position. You can also achieve significant benefits by acquiring the right microelectronics technology and utilising it in your product or manufacturing process. You can get help from FUSE to realise this.

FUSE is a technology transfer programme, funded by the European Commission to stimulate the wider use of microelectronics technologies by European enterprises to increase their competitiveness and enhance their economic growth. The demonstrator described here is one of many examples in the public FUSE portfolio covering the whole spectrum of microelectronics technologies and spanning a wide range of applications and industry sectors.

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