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Atmel, Omnikey partner on card reader solutions

Posted: 24 Nov 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:atmel? omnikey? usb? pcmcia? smart card?

Atmel Corp. has partnered with Omnikey AG, to meet the PC market's demand for USB and PCMCIA smart card reader interfaces. To help their customers reduce time-to-market, the two companies have worked in close cooperation to develop turn-key ICs, firmware and associated drivers

Compliant with ISO 7816, USB CCID, EMV 2000 and WHQL standards, these ICs offer faster smart card access enabling quick read and write operations. These ready-to-use solutions are designed to offer PC and keyboard manufacturers to easily integrate EMV-certified smart card readers into their products, thus reducing production costs.

The AT83C22OK and AT83C23OK are the pre-certified smart card reader solutions for USB links. They feature a USB 2.0 Full-speed host interface (12Mbps) allowing for easy high speed data transfer. They are well suited for applications such as smart keyboards, dongles, and USB standalone readers.

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