Friday, April 15, 2011

IS24C16A Smart Card by Parallax

Smart cards are used in a variety of applications ranging from telecommunications to personal finance. The IS24C16A smart card is 2048 x 8 bits of EEPROM memory, organized into eight 16-byte pages. The pins of the IS24C16A are accessible through the gold plated contact pads embedded in the card, and when paired with the Smart Card Reader (#32320) can be connected to the IO pins of a microcontroller. The IS24C16A Smart Card provides 2 KB of serial EEPROM accessible by the Smart Card Reader . Memory is organized into eight 16-byte pages, providing a vast amount of storage for your smart card application.

2KB smart card
  • Memory Organization: 2048 x 8 bits, in eight 16-byte pages 1,000,000 erase/write cycles guaranteed with 100 year data retention
  • 5 ms max write time with auto clear
  • Compatible with BASIC Stamp & Propeller™ microcontrollers

Key Specifications
  • Power Requirements: 1.8–5.5 VDC
  • Communication: I C (CMOS)
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +212 °F (-40 to +100 °C)
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 3 in (6.35 x 7.62 cm)

Application Ideas
  • Security systems
  • Data storage
  • Tracking systems
  • Identity authentication