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Atmel, OTI microcontroller adopted for MasterCard PayPass

Posted: 12 Dec 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:atmel? on track Innovations? oti contactless? microcontroller?

Atmel Corp. and On Track Innovations Ltd (OTI) announced that their contactless secure microcontroller solution has been selected by MasterCard Int. for use in its MasterCard PayPass deployments in the U.S. MasterCard PayPass is MasterCard's new "contactless" payment program.

MasterCard PayPass functions using a secure contactless microprocessor chip and an antenna. Atmel has been selected to supply the secure contactless microcontroller and has partnered with OTI to provide the contactless solution expertise including the operating system, application support and inlay technology.

The contactless chip used is an 8-bit secure microcontroller from Atmel's AT05SC product family, currently used for a variety of banking applications. The chip features 40KB ROM, 2KB EEPROM, hardware DES and hosts Atmel's security mechanisms.

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