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ISO/IEC 7816


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ISO/IEC 7816: Identification Cards — Integrated Circuit Cards (not available online).

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ISO/IEC 7816 is an international standard related to electronic identification cards with contacts, especially smart cards. It is broken into eleven parts.

Part 1 describes the specifications for the physical characteristics of integrated circuit cards with contacts. Part 2 defines the dimensions and location of coupling areas. Part 3 explains electronic signals and mode switching. Part 4 specifies transmission protocols between the card and the interface device (e.g., reader).

ISO/IEC Number/ Description of Standard
7816-1 Physical Characteristics 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

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