KULLIYYAH OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

KULLIYYAH OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Smart Card ICs

Smart Card ICs


Frame 1: Smart Card



Smart card ICs in different form factors:

  • Contact module (for contact card)
  • Contactless module (for contactless card, comes with the antenna)
  • RFID tag (a type of contactless)
  • Contact smart card (module is embedded on card)
  • PDIP (for testing purposes)

The first step in smart card manufacturing is similar to any other integrated circuit (IC) production. It starts with the silicon wafer fabrication. The different step starts when embedding the smart card dice into the module (contact or contactless card).