Implementing the Teridian 73S8024RN in NDS Applications

Abstract: This application note discusses design considerations for using the Teridian 73S8024RN to implement a conditional access smart-card interface in compliance with the NDS specification LC-T056I. This note reviews the design constraints in the PCB layout and the external components (choice and placement). It describes the typical tests that should be performed prior to submitting an application for NDS certification testing.