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High Integration Design Creates Multiple Applications. Alcor Micro Announces Its Second Generation USB Smart Card Reader Controller AU9525

With the availability of secure, smart card technology for on-line transactions, Smart Card Shopping & secure banking/credit card authorizations thru PC’s has become a very popular way to arrange internet commerce & product the buyer's identity & transaction details.
Alcor Micro Corp. has announced the release of it's second generation USB smart card reader controller chip; the AU9525. The AU9525 USB smart card reader controller chip reads & supports multiple international smart card standards including: ISO7816 for IC cards, PC/SC 1.0 for windows smart cards, has Microsoft WHQL compliance, & has full EMV certification for Europay MasterCard and Visa credit cards, and follows the USB-IF CCID spec. It also supports the flexible Keyboard/LCM display interface. With our embedded/ enhanced 8051 MCU within the reader controller chip, OEM users can control the Keyboard and LCM display through a bundled application easily and is available with Alcor's Engineering & development kit (available on-line or from Alcor's sales team for US$250)

OEM Manufacturers can easily create a high-security Smart Card reader product solution by deploying the AU9525. The application of AU9525 can be generally applied to a Smart Card read/write terminal device, such as ATM, POS terminal, Public telephone, E-Commerce, personal computer on the Internet, for dedicated personal finance transactions, prepay systems, customer loyalty systems and so on, using the easy to implement USB BUS as the I/O port. Smart Cards using international standards give users the maximum security capability possible, with easy access & implementation using the highest security encryption standards possible for portability & mobile access.
The AU9525 smart card reader controller chip supports multiple operating systems such as Windows 98, WIN2000, WINXP, WinCE and Linux. The AU9525 smart card reader chip can be integrated within both a keyboard and LCM display and make multiple user interface designs possible for competitive cost solutions. Through the combination of USB and smart card technology, the AU9525 single chip solution offers extremely high security and user convenience using the USB plug-and-play feature. Moreover, the high integration of the AU9525 chip solution offers an extremely low cost BOM implementation for a high security USB Smart Card reader.

Source:Alcor Micro

 
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