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Contact smart card interface targets pay-TV apps

Posted: 24 Feb 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:NXP Semiconductors? smart card? pay-TV? STB?

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has unleashed a contact smart card interface that is fully optimised for the next generation of global pay-TV applications. According to the company, the TDA8037 delivers high levels of card protection, including short circuit detection and ESD protection. In addition, the ability of the TDA8037 to operate in a 3V supply domain makes it suitable for solutions where power efficiency and performance reliability are crucial.

Innovative on-demand services for premium content continue to drive the market for smart card interfaces in set-top box (STB) applications. The power efficient TDA8037 interface device is an ideal solution in the extremely competitive and technically challenging STB landscape, added NXP. Through close collaboration with Cisco, the TDA8037 achieved certification and validation thus enabling secure access to premium media content.

As well as providing thermal and short circuit protections on all card contacts, the TDA8037 also integrates activation and deactivation sequences. These sequences can be triggered by software or hardware malfunctions, such as short-circuit, card take off, overheating or a significant drop in operating voltage.

Based on its various features, the TDA8037 also supports other demanding consumer applications besides pay-TV such as identification, computer security and smart metering.

The TDA8037 is available.

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