The 73S1210F is a versatile and economical CMOS system-on-chip (SoC) device intended for smart card reader applications. The circuit is built around an 80515 high-performance core; it features primarily an ISO 7816/EMV interface and a generic asynchronous serial interface. Delivered with turnkey Teridian embedded firmware, it forms a ready-to-use smart card reader solution that can be seamlessly incorporated into any microprocessor-based system where a serial line is available.
The solution is scalable, thanks to a built-in I²C interface that allows to drive external electrical smart card interfaces such as Teridian 73S8010 ICs. This makes the solution immediately able to support multi-card slots or multi-SAM architectures.
In addition, the 73S1210 features a 5x6 PINpad interface, eight user I/Os, multiple interrupt options, and an analog voltage input (for DC voltage monitoring such as battery-level detection) that make it suitable for low-cost PINpad reader devices.