Micropross has announced the product availability of new test tools able to support the latest very high bit rates (VHBR) contactless technology for smart cards.
Micropross’s latest generation of contactless testers is able to communicate and spy a VHBR communication at speeds up to 6.8 Mbit/s (maximum bit rate specified according to ISO/IEC 14443 today is 848 kbit/s). Micropross used contactless high-security controllers of the semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies to demonstrate the 6.8Mbit/s capabilities of its readers.
In September 2010, Micropross and Infineon contributed their achievements to the ISO/IEC meeting in Takamatsu, Japan. A presentation showed that slightly modified ISO/IEC 14443 readers are already capable for high speed communication in both Reader-to-Card and Card-to-Reader direction.
The technology proposed by Infineon extends already existing modulation and coding schemes enabling a quick migration path. At the end of the presentation, the VHBR technology was demonstrated showing high speed communication up to 6.8 Mbit/s in both directions. According to Micropross, the demonstration got a very positive feedback, as considered much evolved from a technical point of view.