INSIDE Contactless announced it has integrated new, proprietary advanced firmware into its AT90SCR series of smart card reader microcontrollers.
According to INSIDE, the integration enables device manufacturers to create a complete, ready-to-use family of low-cost smart card reader solutions tailored to speed the development of a variety of high-volume contact and contactless applications.
INSIDE’s AT90SCR100 and AT90SCR050 microcontrollers are based 0.15-micron technology and are pre-certified to all relevant industry standards, including EMV2000, PC/SC, ISO 7816 and WHQL.
According to INSIDE, the AT90SCR-series microcontrollers create a bridge between the host processor and a contact or USB smart card. They all feature INSIDE’s smart card interface block, an ISO 7816 UART compliant with ISO 7816, EMV2000, and WHQL 5-, 3-, INSIDE’s DC-to-DC converter, and USB and serial host interfaces.
Additionally, the solution features a robust assortment of communication, smart card and peripheral configurations, including high-speed and standard SPI interfaces, two-wire interface and USB 2.0 full speed device and host controller able to support USB smart cards, as well as a hardware AES crypto engine and random number generator. All offer 4KB of data SRAM and EEPROM plus 16KB, 32KB or 64KB of flash code memory.