Smart Card Interface

Smart Card Interface Provides Robust Communication with Industry's Lowest Stop-Mode Current

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The DS8113 smart card interface is a low-cost, analog front-end for a smart card reader, designed for all ISO 7816, EMV™, and GSM11-11 applications. The DS8113 supports 5V, 3V, and 1.8V smart cards. The DS8113 provides options for low active- and stop-mode power consumption, with as little as 10nA stop-mode current.

The DS8113 is designed to interface between a system microcontroller and the smart card interface, providing all power supply, ESD protection, and level shifting required for IC card applications.

An EMV Level 1 library (written for the MAXQ2000 microcontroller) and hardware reference design is available. Contact Maxim technical support at www.maximintegrated.com/support regarding requirements for other microcontroller platforms. An evaluation kit, DS8113-KIT, is available to aid in prototyping and evaluation.
DS8113: Functional Diagram DS8113: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Analog Interface and Level Shifting for IC Card Communication
  • 8kV (min) ESD (IEC) Protection on Card Interface
  • Ultra-Low Stop-Mode Current, Less Than 10nA Typical
  • Internal IC Card Supply-Voltage Generation:
    • 5.0V ±5%, 80mA (max)
    • 3.0V ±8%, 65mA (max)
    • 1.8V ±10%, 30mA (max)
  • Automatic Card Activation and Deactivation Controlled by Dedicated Internal Sequencer
  • I/O Lines from Host Directly Level Shifted for Smart Card Communication
  • Flexible Card Clock Generation, Supporting External Crystal Frequency Divided by 1, 2, 4, or 8
  • High-Current, Short-Circuit and High-Temperature Protection
  • Low Active-Mode Current

See parametric specs for Smart Card Reader ICs (6)

Part NumberISO-7816InterfaceCard Supply Voltage
(See Notes)
DS8113 YesDigital I/O
SOIC (W)/28
$1.26 @1k

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Product Reliability Reports: DS8113.pdf 
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