ISO 7816-3 Interface Device Digital Controller

The ISO 7816-3 Interface Device Digital Controller is a fully integrated protocol manager intended for smart card readers.

Key Features

​​ISO/IEC 7816-3 compliant
ETSI TS 102 221 compliant
EMV 2000 compliant
Straightforward integration
Silicon proven​


  • fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 7816-3, EMV, GSM and WHQL standards
  • character protocol supported (T=0)
  • one transmit buffer and one receive buffer
  • 11-bit Elementary Time Unit (ETU) counter
  • 9-bit Guard Time counter
  • 24-bit general purpose Waiting Time counter
  • parity generation and checking
  • automatic character repetition on parity error detection in transmission mode
  • automatic retry on parity error detection in reception mode
  • card power-off deactivation sequence generation
  • manual mode to drive the card I/O directly for synchronous protocols
  • proven track record through mass production in several processes
  • analog front end available separately


  • VHDL source codes
  • VHDL test benches
  • Synopsys synthesis scripts
  • C low-level API
  • design specification

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