ISO/IEC Chip Card Standards

The majority of chip/SMART cards used in the UK, Europe and USA confirm to the following ISO standards for magnetic cards.

ISO/IEC Number Description of Standard
7816-1 Physical Characterisitics of the Card
7816-2 Dimensions and contact position of the card.
7816-3 Electical signals and transmission protocols
7816-4 Interindustry command for interchange

 

 Physical Characteristics of Cards: (ISO 7816-1)

Physical Plastic Card 53.97 mm
85.60 mm
0.78 mm thick
 

Ultra violet light

Any protection beyond the ambiant UV light level shall be to the responsability of the card manufacturer.

X-rays

Exposure of either side of the card to a dose of 0.1 Gy relative to a medium-energy X radiation of 70 to 140 Kv (cumulative dose per year) shall not cause malfunction of the card.

Surface profile of the contacts

The difference in level between all contacts and the adjacent card surface shall be less than 0.1 mm.

Mecanical strenght (of the card and contact)

The card shall resist damage to its surface and any components contained in it and shall remain intact during normal use, storage and handling.

Surface (with pins) must not be damaged by a pression caused by a steel ball of 1.5 mm diameter on which is applied a strenght of 1.5 N.

Electrical resistance

All the resistances measured between any two points of the pins must not be over 0.5 Ohm, with any current value from 50 uA to 300 mA.

Magnetic field

The chip of the card must not be damaged by a static magnetic field of 79500 A.tr/m

Static electricity

The card must not be damaged by a electrical discharge of 1500 V of a 100 pF capacitor trought a 1500 Ohm resistance.

Card maximal bending

Large side of the card

deformation : 2 cm

periodicity : 30 bendings a minute

Short side of the card

deformation : 1 cm

periodicity : 30 bendings a minute

Acceptance

The card must work correctly and must not have any crackings after 1000 bendings.

Dimensions and Position of Contacts on Card: (ISO 7816-2)

Minimum Contact Size

Physical Contact 1.7 mm
2 mm  

Position of Contacts on Card

SLE5542 Cards,SLE5542 Cards Supplier, SLE5542 Silk Screen Printing Cards, SLE5542 Pre-printed Cards, ISO SLE5542 Cards, ISO SLE5542 Cards with Magnetic Stripe,

Pin Assignement: (ISO7816)
C1 VCC (5V) C5 Gnd
C2 RST C6 VPP
C3 CLK C7 I/O
C4 RFU C8 RFU

 

 

Pin Assignement: (AFNOR)
(Chip is rotated 180°)
C8 RFU C4 RFU
C7 I/O C3 CLK
C6 VPP C2 RST
C5 Gnd C1 VCC (5V)

 

The AFNOR location is transitional, and has been used for compatibility reasons with existing magnetic stripe cards.