Smart Cards

March 29, 2012
 

Smart card chip

Smart card chip is an integrated circuit (IC) or a computer chip made up of silicon semiconductor. Smart card chip is used to store and process the data. The data on smart card chip can be stored in the form of either information or value. Some advanced smart card chips can store the information in both forms. Information on smart card chip can then be transacted using a smart card reader by sliding or through Radio Frequency (RFID) communication between a reader and card.

Smart card chip consists of either memory or a microprocessor embedded in it. Some smart card chips also contain both. There are three types of smart card chips that can be integrated in smart cards including contact chip, contactless chip, and the one that is the combination of both contactless and contact technology.

Smart card chip